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Pichavaram Mangroves & Nataraja Temple Tour by Ashok

Experience Pichavaram and Chidambaram in their natural settings.

About the Experience


Hi, I am a native of Pondicherry, and I have been hosting tours since 2012. My passion for travel and tourism have stemmed from my interests in art, culture and history - which are all Pondicherry's specialities. I am also an active travel host and guide in Couchsurfing. Come, join me on this tour and experience Pondicherry and its unique blend of Muslim, Hindu and Portuguese cultures. I speak Tamil, English and Hindi languages. 


A complete nature escape, this activity takes you through scenic pathways, a lush mangrove and a historic temple. Get picked up and chauffeured to Pichavaram, indulge in the one-and-a-half-hour scenic drive; arrive at the Pichavaram mangroves and explore its waterways and dense flora and fauna on a boat ride. Alternately, tour the vicinity for bird watching. Post lunch, head towards Chidambaram and visit the famous Nataraja Temple. The 40-acred Shiva temple features four carved gopurams, a thousand-pillar hall and the Nritta Sabha, with a platform carved as a chariot. Learn the stories carved onto its walls and depart to Pondicherry in the evening, concluding the tour.

Places of interest: Pichavaram mangroves, Nataraja Temple.


  • 1 mineral water bottle per person

Not included

  • Attraction entry fee
  • Boat ride cost
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities


  • Hotel transfer in chauffeur driven private A/C sedan

Know before you go

  • Complimentary for up to two children below the age of 7.
  • The guide may vary depending on his/her availability. Rest assured, a guide of similar interests will accompany the guest
  • Heritage sites and temples may require appropriate attire, that covers knees and shoulders.
  • The tour is inclusive of all charges for fuel, toll tax, parking and guide fees.
  • The tour is inclusive of all charges for fuel, toll tax, parking and guide fees.

Itinerary 1

  • 9:00 A.M. - Pickup from hotel
  • 11:00 A.M. - Arrive at Pichavaram
  • 12:00 P.M. - Boat ride/bird watching
  • 1:00 P.M. - Break for lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. - Depart for Chidambaram
  • 2:30 P.M. - Visit Nataraja temple
  • 4:00 P.M. - Depart for Pondicherry
  • 6:00 P.M. - Drop at hotel

Itinerary 2

  • 10:00 A.M. - Pickup from hotel
  • 12:00 P.M. - Arrive at Pichavaram
  • 1:00 P.M. - Boat ride/bird watching
  • 2:00 P.M. - Break for lunch
  • 3:00 P.M. - Depart for Chidambaram
  • 3:30 P.M. - Visit Nataraja temple
  • 5:00 P.M. - Depart for Pondicherry
  • 7:00 P.M. - Drop at hotel

Itinerary 3

  • 11:00 A.M. - Pickup from hotel
  • 1:00 P.M. - Arrive at Pichavaram
  • 2:00 P.M. - Boat ride/bird watching
  • 3:00 P.M. - Break for lunch
  • 4:00 P.M. - Depart for Chidambaram
  • 4:30 P.M. - Visit Nataraja temple
  • 6:00 P.M. - Depart for Pondicherry
  • 8:00 P.M. - Drop at hotel

Recommended backpack essentials

  • Camera
  • Medication (if any)
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Redemption process

  • After the booking is complete, you will receive an email with the booking confirmation voucher. This can also be viewed on the Cleartrip app, in the 'bookings' section under your profile.
  • The voucher includes contact details of the organiser. Please share the pickup address with them.
  • Show the e-voucher to avail the activity, no print-outs required.


Puducherry, India

Pickup Locations

All hotels within city limits: 9:00 A.M./10:00 A.M./11:00 A.M

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What safety measures do you undertake?
  • A: The drivers are verified employees of the organizer and hold valid driving licenses. The cars are equipped with a first-aid kit and fire extinguisher.




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5,800 per Car

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