Pichavaram ranks among the most exquisite scenic spot withabundant and varied tourism resources. The backwaters, which are interconnected, by the Vellar and Coleroon system offer abundant scope for water sports rowing, kayak and canoeing. The Pichavaram forest not only offers waterscope and backwater cruises but combine another very rare occurrence- the mangrove forest trees permanently rooted in a few feet of water.
The Pichavaram mangroves are considered among the healthiest mangrove occurrence in the world. Pichavaram consists of a number of islands interspersing a vast expanse of water and covered with green trees. The area is about 28 acres and is separated from the sea by a sand bar, which is a patch of extraordinary loveliness. To a botanist, rare species like Avicennia and Rhizophara will present a special attraction; to an ornithologist, no doubt, the sight of numerous birds like Watersnips, Cormorants, Egrets, Storks, Herons, Spoonbills and Pelicans holds great interest. TTDC offers boating facilities to the visiting tourists. TTDC’s Aringnar Anna Tourist Complexes houses, cottages and a restaurant catering to the needs of tourists. Bus,Auto-rickshaw, taxi, available Ph: 89232 (Killai Exchange)