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Beaches in Puducherry


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Beaches in Puducherry

Union territories of India, Pondicherry is considered a moderate destination in terms of weather condition, beaches in Puducherry have their own share of visitors regardless of seasons. The quintessence of French culture, Puducherry houses a lot of stunning beaches. 

Beaches in Puducherry are endowed with a lot of awe-inspiring backwater lagunas and other bodies of water and vast expanses of rocking palms. The most popular beaches are:


The promenade beach

Considered as one of the best beaches in Pondicherry. Sprawling over an area of 1.5 km, this typical long rocky beach is flanked by long walkways which are frequented by tourists as well as locals.

Activities/Attractions: The famous Mahatma Gandhi statue – a landmark of Puducherry, the statue of Monsieur Dupleix – the notable French Governor, the New pier and War memorials.

Plage Paradiso Beach (Paradise Beach)

PlageAlso, known as Plage Paradiso, these beach boasts of crystal clear waters and pristine sands. 

The beach can be accessed from Chunnambar boathouse via ferry ride or via boats and kayaks. 

The Plage Paradiso Beach is notable for its adorable gold beach sands and awesome blue waters that give a feeling of a brand-new world to the visitors.

Activities: Beach volleyball, swimming, sunset viewing, backwater boating and cruising, fishing, dolphin spotting, showers and restrooms and photography.

Serenity Beach

SerenityThe Beach is one of the most loved beaches that attracts a large number of people, especially during the weekends. Serenity Beach in Puducherry is famous for its adventure sports choices like yachting, paddling canoe, small canoes and so on.

The beach is located just ten minutes away from the city centre and is certain a must-visit spot for the visitors.

Auroville Beach

Auroville BeachSituated just 12 km away from the city centre of Puducherry, the beach stands for its shallow waters and diminutive waves.

Which make the beach an ideal destination to go for a swim along with your friends and family. 

There are some of the best hotels in Pondicherry near the beach, beach and eco-resorts in Pondicherry.

Karaikal Beach: Other beches are, Karaikal is one of the biggest coastal villages in the Union Territory of Pondicherry and also one of the best family beaches in the area. 

The beach lies in an old fishing village and is bordered by a children’s park with a number of rides and several sea-facing restaurants. The tourists can also visit the Arikamedu archaeological site which was once a Chola port that traded with the Romans.

Mahe Beach: Dotted with verdant palm trees, this virgin beach has a pristine shoreline. Besides, the beach is located close to a number of villages of fishermen, and you can spot fishermen going about their fishing activities every morning.

Some of the other famous beaches of Puducherry include Veerampattinam Beach, Karaikal Beach, Reppo Beach, Rock Beach, Quiet Beach, Paradise Beach.

Explore more about Tourism in Puducherry.

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