Pichavaram mangrove forest

Pichavaram, one of the unexplored places in Tamil Nadu is the third largest mangrove forest in the world.  Situated in the district of Cuddalore, it is known for its extremely calm back waters and as a home to a variety of birds. The place became very famous after the movie Dasavatharam (2008)

How to reach :

The closest railway station would be the Chidambaram railway station. 

From the station go by walk  to the bus stand and ask for the bus to Pichavaram.

The bus will take you to a nearby village called Killai.

From there you can take an auto which is relatively cheap.

What to see:

Like I said Pichavaram is famous for mangrove forests. A boating trip around 2 to 4 kms in  the back waters is scenic and of unpolluted beauty of nature. Ask the boat man to stop near the island type trees and start walking to experience the walk on a floating forest. 
When to start:

The boat service starts around 9 in the morning. Since it’s an hour or two boat ride you can come back to chidambaram for lunch .
Where to eat :

The restaurants near the chidambaram temple is the best place to have your breakfast and lunch.

The villagers of the killai city claim that it was the mangrove forest that saved them during the Tsunami of 2004. The fares for the boating is cheap as it is conducted by Tamil Nadu tourism board. 
Another place to visit while on this trip is the famous Shiva Temple known for its architecture and historic excellence at chidambaram


Querim (Keri beach) the Queen of Goa

​Querim Beach also known as Kerri beach is one of the less known tourist attractions in Goa. If you wanna take a long undisturbed peaceful drive to experience the beauty of nature then I would say Querim Beach is the perfect  choice. It is one of the best beaches in North Goa which is less crowded, except for a few Russians, so less vendors and mostly empty shacks. The place is good for honey moon couples as they get a lot of privacy and the way to this beach is scenic.

Best time to visit:

The best time to visit this beach would be during sunrise or sunset so you can enjoy the beauty of the beach

 Best season to visit :

The best season to visit this beach would be October to march .

How to get there :

Rent a bike or a car. Kerri beach falls over 40 kms from Calangute beach.

What other places to see :

As you know Goa is full of beaches there are a lot beaches on the way, one would be arambol beach a good place to have lunch, Morjim and Mandrem beach. There’s a river flowing in the Querim village. The view of the river from the bridge is mesmerizing.