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Old 31st January 2010, 16:02   #16
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After completion of the beach we started to the mangrove forests.As we were passing by we saw some fishermen with their nets on the water.Seeing this our boatman stopped his motor and started rowing as the nets might get entangled in the motor.We were pestering the boat man to take us near to the trees he just said wait I will take you right into the forests.
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Old 1st February 2010, 09:51   #17
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As we were sailing along the forest got denser and we had a better glimse of the forest and it roots.Our boatman took us into one of those heavily denser forests and the sun light was very sparse inside and the roots of the tree were falling on us and we all were stopping down not get hit by the branches of the trees.The forests were dense and unless you are used to the forests you might easily get lost into these forests.
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Old 1st February 2010, 10:00   #18
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After completion of the trip we were covinced that the trip was worth the run.There was a lot of crowd when we came back as it was a holiday.Then we climbed on to the watch tower had a glimpse of how the surrounding was.We finished our lunch and started from Pichavaram around 1.15pm.We took another route from Chidambaram-Jayakondam-Paluvur-Pullambadi-Lalgudi-Trichy and reached around 3.45pm.
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Old 1st February 2010, 11:49   #19
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gajadonga, nice choice of place to visit. Good pics. keep them coming.
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Thank you Longdrive lover. That was the last picture.
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Old 1st February 2010, 13:16   #21
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now thats something very new!!!cant wait for the rest of the pictures.
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Old 1st February 2010, 17:57   #22
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Wow!!! Never knew that such a place existed. Nice photos.
Did you spot any birds, crocodiles?
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Old 1st February 2010, 18:48   #23
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Good one there elephant thief! Very laid back place for a weekend of lazing around I guess. Looks very scenic. Get on a boat ride and just relax on those waters!
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Old 1st February 2010, 18:51   #24
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Hi gajadonga,Could you please eloborate on the route from Chidambaram - Jayamkondan? Does this road pass through Bhuvanagiri?Thanks
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How did I miss this place when its only a few hours drive from chenani? Pichavaram is surely in my list of places to visit.
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Hi sbraj we spotted quite a few birds but no crocodiles.

MX6 this place is quite busy on weekends otherwise it is quite place.If you reach the place early in the morning you can get a good boat ride for about 2hrs.

venki.bala you have to come to Bhuvanagiri and then get on to the Kumbakonam highway.When I was travelling on the highway there were shorter routes to Chidambaram but not sure of the quality of the roads.About 20 kms before Kumbakonam there is right turn to Jayakondam it passes through Jayamkondacholapuram which has a replica of the Thanjavur temple.

ElantraGT The place has got minimal facilities so you have to plan for a day trip but it is worth the boat drive.Take the motor boat so that you can cover good distance.
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Old 3rd February 2010, 08:18   #27
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Thanks Gajadonga for the info. I have travelled many times through the kumbakonam road to my native Mannargudi, never got a chance to visit the gangaikonda cholapuram.
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