CTC's TrekkinG TigerS Presents One DaY Trip to Pichavaram Mangrove Forest (Sunday – 26th Sep 2010)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

60 Brave Beautiful Souls including 2 kids and 6 Trekking Tigers leads left Chennai last Sunday
12 cars & 7 Bikes
The World’s 2nd Largest Mangrove Forest.


10 hrs fun filled drive on coastal roads and national highways,
2.5 hrs drizzling Ride in 6 Motorboats,
1 hr of wonderful mangrove ride in 5 rowing boats,
20 hrs amazing trip,
Beautiful Mangrove & Bird Watching
Fun activities, games & Talent competitions @ beach.
What else U need for a Beautiful Weekend @ drizzling climate in pichavaram.

About a stone’s throw away are the mangrove swamps of Pichavaram, great for boating, mangrove watching, bird watching, with a picturesque island thrown in.
Another world Pichavaram is all green and blue and white as we set off in the boat.
Ahead are the mangroves in shades of emerald, reflected in blue water against an even bluer sky.
On the sand bar, thousands of gulls in a long stretch of white, glintsilver against the sun as they take off en masse…
We slow down as we enter a narrow creek, with aerial roots brushing us lightly as we drift by.
A lone egret feeds in the shallows. It’s another world out here, where the tidal backwaters mix with fresh river water from the Vellar and the Coleroon
to create a unique estuarine ecosystem and some of the most amazing and adaptable life forms.
Most amazing is the mangrove plant itself, growing in a few feet of shallow water,
Yet able to withstand the constant ebb and flow of tidal water with the aid of its aerial roots that also enable it to absorb oxygen from the air.
One of the earliest eco-systems of the world, mangroves fascinate wherever they occur.
Trekking Tigers spend more than a weeks time with many efforts to get this trip organized successfully.
3 Cheers to all trekking Tigers leads who managed to volunteer between their busy work schedules.
Congratz to all our TT volunteers Kaushik, Nithyan, Guru, abhishek, Rinku, vadivel & Gayathri for the excellent work done in all coordination’s.
Thanks to our Pondicherry CTC Volunteers Vijayan, Naveen & Raj for arranging yummy breakfast and other coordination’s on the go.
Excellent work by our accounts team Mr. Vadivel & Sudhir Oberoi.

Trekking Tigers appreciates Tamilnadu Tourism Corporation, tourism manager, guides & drivers for all coordinations at pichavaram.
Thanks to Hotel Saradharam for the buffet lunch provided.
Hats Off to  Mr. Peter who helped me with all his inputs & support for the last 3 years.
We love all our energetic Participants for the excellent weekend and the fUN you guys gave to all of us.
We also congratulate all our competition winners who became the stars of this trip.
The Pichavaram trip team gets another opportunity to meet your new friends with some fun, games and other activities.

As demanded we would also have a post trip outing/Get-together

Get-together dates will be informed soon to our P3 participants only.


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See U all In the Future CTC treks,
Happy Trekking
Biju VK




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