Travelers are voting Pichavaram as the best backwater near Chidambaram. There are 1 backwater near Viluppuram a city just 39 km from Chidambaram and 2 backwaters near Chengalpattu which is 91 km distant. The most popular of these are Chunnambar Backwater near Viluppuram and Muttukadu Backwaters in Chengalpattu. You can find 2 backwaters in Tamil Nadu and 5 backwaters in the country of India. Our members favorite in Tamil Nadu is Pichavaram and Kerala Backwaters is the top pick in India. Want more? Check out our map of backwaters near Chidambaram.