This beach in Pondicherry is a ten-minute drive to the north of the town. The ambience is well-captured in its name. It is ideal for a quick dip and for sun bathing.
The 1.5 km long promenade running along the beach overlooking an array of heritage monuments is the pride of Puducherry. One can relax, enjoy the view and the breeze here or take a stroll.
At Chunnambarm, 8kms from Pondicherry, along Cuddalore Main Road, lies this stretch of tropical paradise. Bordered by a quiet-flowing creek on one side, the beach is accessible only by boat. You can sail downstream to the sands and pitch up a cozy seaside tent for yourself. Overnight stay in the tree-houses on the backwater banks, provides a relishing experience of the great outdoors.
A short, pleasant cruise into the sea from here could reward you with the memorable sight of playful dolphins horsing around in their natural habitat.
Located 12kms from Pondicherry at Auroville, the beach with its shallow waters is ideal for swimming.
Sunrise-watchers can catch their magnificent view over the bay, with the pretty Arasalar river reaching out to the sea.
Alternatively, you can canoe or Kayak in picture-book surroundings or have a round of beach volley ball.
Twenty two kms south of Kannur and 75 kms north of Calicut, on the northern strip of coastal Kerala lies this bewitching beach strip. This beach at Mahe is bordered by a luxuriant crop of tall palms and dotted with numerous fishing hamlets.
Yanam, in coastal Andhra Pradesh, provides a different route to exhilaration, as you enjoy a sunset cruise down the spectacular Goringa Godavari river which winds through rich mangrove forests.