Timings : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : Forest: No entry fee,
Paddle Boats: INR 150 per hour,
Motorboats: INR 1000 per hour.
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The second largest Mangrove forest in the world, Pichavaram is located off the tourist trail but is totally worth the effort. One can be enchanted by the complex river system and canal network that bind this beautiful place together and support the rich biodiversity of the place.
Situated nearby the temple town of Chidambaram, Pichavaram can be enjoyed through a boat ride around the 1100 hectare area of the forest, which takes you through narrow canal, breathtaking sceneries and allows you to witness the amazing life forms of the Mangrove tress while adoring the bird life of the forest. The sea is just 6 km from the forest and one can see the sand bank which separates the forest from the Bay of Bengal during the boat ride.
Air: Nearest airport is at Tiruchirappalli which is 170 km from Chidambaram
Rail: Nearest rail head is at Chidambaram, from here one can hail a taxi or catch public bus till Pichavaram
Road: Pichavaram is well connected by road with Chidambaram. One can easily get a taxi till the town or catch state buses which ply every hour between Chidambaram and Pichavaram.
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