Pichavaram Mangrove Forest Boating

Pichavaram Mangrove Forest Boating

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Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

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What will you experience


20-60 Mins of Boating


Certified Instructor


High Quality Safety Gears


Swimming With Dolphin


Wildlife Exploration

About the Activity

Activity locationPitchavaram, Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu
ActivityForest Boating
Boat TypeA Row Boat or a Motor Boat
Activity Duration20 to 60 minutes
Safety EquipmentProvided

About Pichavaram:

  • Tucked between the northern Vellar estuary and the southern Coleroon estuary, Pitchavaram is a tiny village in the Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu. This village near Chidambaram flaunts dense mangroves and vast waters.
  • Pitchavaram is characterised by a sensitive and unique ecosystem of numerous tidal waterways, a small network of islands and intertwined mangrove root systems serving as breeding grounds for diverse birds and fishes.

About Boating in Pichavaram Mangrove Forest:

  • Upon arrival, visitors will be greeted by a guide. Post-welcome, they will board a Row or Motorboat and depart on a water jungle safari adventure!
  • Visitors immerse in the labyrinth of waterways and channels, sailing through the enchanting ecosystem of the mangrove forests bound by underwater roots.
  • Beholden by the sight of tall trees and greenery teeming with a delicate, thriving habitat for migrant, local birds, fishes and crabs is a timeless experience.
  • Harken, to the mesmerising music of the crickets, feel the boat gently swirling on rippling water and capture the wildlife surrounding this meditative ambience.
  • As the boat leisurely paces, the viridescent brackish waters turn sparkling under the glow of rays appearing from the sunshade hood of tangled branches.
  • Visitors share intimate conversations with friends and family and listen to the harmonising insects and chirping birds orchestrating from within the forest.
  • As the duration of the boat ride comes to an end, visitors take back priceless memories and precious moments spent in the company of nature.

Package Option

Paddle Boat

20-60 Mins

149 per person

Motor Boat

20-60 Mins

999 per person

20-60 Mins
  • 20 Mins of Boating
  • Certified Guide
  • High Quality Safety Gears
  • Inclusive of GST
  • Swimming With Dolphins
  • Wildlife Exploration
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Any Travel Expenses
  • Any Damage to Equipments
  • Anything Else than Inclusion

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Know before you book

  • Carry an identity proof such as a passport or an Adhaar Card to confirm your identification and promised booking for the cruise.
  • Ensure that the safety equipment, including life jackets, is worn and fitted correctly.
  • It is recommended to carry insect repellent, wear hats and sunglasses, apply sunblock, and have an ample water supply to stay hydrated and energised throughout the trip.
  • Visitors who wish to observe and get an authentic wildlife experience may carry binoculars and cameras at their own risk.
  • Nature enthusiasts planning to engage in birdwatching must maintain a reasonable distance from the birds and avoid making loud noises that may scare them away. 
  • Pichavaram Mangrove Forest is ecologically sensitive. It is requested that visitors respect the environment, avoid littering, and don't disturb wildlife. Preserve its beauty and balance by refraining from plucking leaves or harming vegetation. 
  • Lastly, enjoy your immersive experience and sip every aspect of nature around you!

Things to Carry

  • Food and Water Supplies
  • Proper Clothing
  • Id Proof
  • UA Voucher

Frequently Asked Quetions

Is Pichavaram boating safe?

Pichavaram mangrove forest is safe for boating. Accompanied by our professional boat operators and provided safety equipment including life jackets, your safety is ensured at Pichavaram.

Which boat is best for Pichavaram?

Motorboats are fast and speedy, dependent on machine engines while row boats work at a slow, gentle pace and are man powered. Any boat that works and fits with your experience in the forest is best for you.

What is the best time to visit Pichavaram Mangrove Forest?

Pichavaram can be visited throughout the year, however, the ideal time for visiting the forest is during winter from September to February, as the summer months tend to get hot and humid.

What is the closing time for Pichavaram?

Pichavaram is open on all days of the week, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Visit the forest with your family and friends at your convenience for a memorable trip!

What is the depth of the water in Pichavaram Mangrove Forest?

The Pichavaram Mangrove ranges from a depth of 0.3 to 3.5 m and is ideal for boating, and enjoying nature's cradle of wildlife.

What do you wear to mangroves?

 It is recommended to bring your sunscreen and insect repellent and use them before entering the forest to protect yourself from insect and mosquito bites. Wear light clothing, and on a sunny day put on a cap.

How to visit Pichavaram?

Which railway station is near Pichavaram Mangrove Forest? You can visit Pichavaram through bus facilities available from Pondicherry to Chidambaram, and from Chidambaram to Pichavaram which takes approximately 30-45 minutes. The closest railway station to the Pichavaram Mangrove Forest is at a distance of approximately 9 KM. 

Is boating at Pichavaram kid-friendly?

Yes, kids will thoroughly enjoy this boat ride through the forests, and their safety is ensured with fitted life jackets. However, please keep an eye on your children during the trip for their safety.

How does cancellation work?

Please visit our website for the payment and cancellation policy to learn more about cancellation procedures and refunds.

Will I get seasick on the ride?

Since this is a boat ride, people prone to seasickness might experience some symptoms with the swaying and heaving of the vessel. But make sure to never go Boating on an empty stomach to prevent seasickness.