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Friday, October 29, 2021

Pichavaram beckoning !!

Nearer the holy Thillai Thiruchitrakoodam aka Chidambaram, the heavenly abode of dancing Lord Nataraja and sayana thirukkola Govinda Rajar lies Pichavaram. Pichavaram mangroves, being the largest in the world, are home to 200 species of birds as well as seaweed, prawns, crabs, fish, oysters, turtles and otters. The  mangroves were originally called Thillai Vana as the rishis lived here.  Vast expanses of big and small canals and a few islands amaze the visitors here. Silence pervades this region, barring the sound paddles, presence of chirpy birds, and gushing waters of the sea at a distance.

               Pichavaram mangrove forest is located between two prominent estuaries, the Vellar estuary in the north and Coleroon estuary in the south. The Vellar-Coleroon estuarine complex forms the Killai backwater and Pichavaram mangroves.  

Here is a short video taken by me :  

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