Chidambaram Pichavaram Tour Packages

We're Sivasudar Travels, and we're here to tell you about Chidambaram Pichavaram Boating Sight Seeing Places. We've got boats for you to take out into the water, and paddle around quietly while you take in the scenery of the village fishermen at work. Or if that's not your style, we've got rowboats that'll take you upriver to see the local waterfalls and wildlife! In both cases, we've got food and drinks available for purchase at our snack shack. We can't wait to take you away from your everyday life and show you what Sivasudar Travels is all about!

Chidambaram Pichavaram Boating Sight Seeing Places

Chidambaram Pichavaram Boating Sight Seeing Places

At a distance of 16 km from Chidambaram & 217 km from Chennai, Pichavaram is an exquisite coastal village near Chidambaram in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the picturesque places to visit near Chennai and among the must include places in Chidambaram packages.

Located between the Vellar estuary and Coleroon estuary, Pichavaram is well-known for its mangrove forests spread over 1100 hectares area. The mangroves of Pichavaram are considered the second largest mangrove forests in the world. Apparently, the forest has more than 50 islands of various sizes and 4,400 big and small canals. The trees grow in water that's 3 to 10 feet deep in different places. The conditions are quite hostile, as the sea's tides bring saltwater in and out twice a day, changing the salinity. Hence, the trees have unique root systems, with membranes that only allow fresh water to enter. It is one of the popular Chidambaram tourist places.

Pichavaram can be enjoyed through a boat ride around the 1100 hectare area of the forest, which takes you through narrow canals, breathtaking sceneries and allows you to witness the amazing life forms of the mangrove trees while adoring the birdlife of the forest. Approximately 200 species of birds have been recorded, along with many varieties of seaweed, fish, prawns, crabs, oysters, turtles, and otters. There are around 20 different varieties of trees in the mangrove forest as well. The sea is just 6 km from the forest and one can see the sandbank which separates the forest from the Bay of Bengal during the boat ride.

Unfortunately, the mangrove forest was damaged by the devastating 2004 cyclone that hit Tamil Nadu. However, if it wasn't for the forest acting as a buffer for the water, the destruction inland would've been severe. The water from the tsunami has affected its growth, requiring protective measures to be put into place. Students and scientists from across India come to study the mangrove forest and its incredible biodiversity.

Boat Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM
Entry: Rs. 300 for Row Boat, & Rs. 1700 for Motor Boat

Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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    The mangrove timberland at Pichavaram, which is undoubtedly one of the most popular among sightseeing places in South India covers 1,100 hectares and joins the Bay of Bengal, where it's isolated by a long sand bank. Evidently, the woods has 50 islands of different sizes, and 4,400 of all shapes and sizes waterways. Around 200 types of birds have been found, alongside angle, prawns, crabs, clams, turtles, and otters. There are around 20 distinct types of trees in the mangrove forest. The trees develop in water that is 3-10 feet somewhere down in better places.

  • Thillai Nataraja Temple

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    The temple complex is spread more than 50 sections of land in the core of the city. This temple portrays Lord Shiva as the Lord of the move Bharatanatyam and is one of only a handful couple of temples where Shiva is spoken to by a human murthi. The Cosmic Dance of Lord Nataraja symbolizes the movement of the universe as managed by Lord Shiva.

  • Thillai Kali Amman Temple

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    At the northern end of the Thillai Nataraja Temple, situated the Thillai kali Amman Temple, is one of the most sought for travel places in this town. A few stone inscriptions in the temple, which delineate the old Hindu Shoza periods, can be seen. Temple priests perform pooja four times each day, alongside a unique pooja done on each Friday and Sunday. There are symbols of different divinities kept in the temple including Goddess Durga, Lord Murugan and Lord Kanagavaishnavi.


Annamalai University


The Annamalai University is spread over 1500 acres of land and is one of the most renowned universities in this country. Founded in 1929, it offers numerous courses in science, engineering, management, architecture and arts. The location of this university makes it all the more attractive as the spectacularly beautiful town of Chidambaram compliments it. It is surely a place to visit when you are in Chidambaram.


Pichvaram Backwaters


To discover nature in its most beautiful shape, visiting the Pichavaram Backwaters is a must. While going through forests in a boat, you can get look at an assortment of extraordinary and indigenous birds. Up until this point, almost 200 types of birds have been seen in the mangrove forests, inferable from the nearness of channels, crevasses, brooks, mud pads and different types of natural surroundings.

Tirunallurpperumanam Temple


Tirunallurpperumanam Temple is one of the temples that has a delightful engineering and one of the major tourism attractions in Chidambaram. The temple has 2 prakarams where the external prakaram is encompassed by tall dividers. At the highest point of the temple there is a colossal Rajagopuram respecting the aficionados. There are 100 columns in the lobby of the external prakaram with numerous pictures of Sambandar and his partner.

Tiruvetkalam Temple


This temple is situated in the region of the Annamalai University at Chidambaram. Tiruvetkalam is the second temple in the series of the Tevara Stalangal on the northern banks of the waterway Kaveri in the Chola area of Tamilnadu. Additionally, close to this temple is the Shivastalam Tirukkazhippalai. Inscriptions from the Nayaka period (sixteenth century) are found in this temple. This east-bound temple has a Nagalinga tree and a temple tank in front.