Based on the documentation, {exp:forum} is available to show the forum in the templates.

But the problem here is that I want the forums to conform to the look and feel of my site.

Are there tags available for this module where we can get more control on the output(like a tag for the header, a tag for the list of boards, etc)?

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No, there are not. To style the forum you have to edit the theme files directly.

EllisLab's reommendation per the documentation:

If you plan to make changes to your theme, we recommend that you make a copy of the themes/forum_themes/default/ directory, name it something else, and make your changes to that one.

Instead of doing that, I suggest taking a look at Scaffold forum theme because it will almost certainly serve as a better starting point for your customization.

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