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Chunnambar Backwater in Puducherry

The union territory of Puducherry is one of a kind destination that it offers a wide range of options for visitors that include religious sites like churches, mosques, ashrams and temples, beaches, museums, monuments, shopping streets, authentic Indian and French food options, beach resorts and what not!

Chunnambar Boat House

For people who are having a great desire for a perfect weekend getaway, Puducherry guarantees them with a Seaboard heaven, popularly called as Chunnambar backwater located at Ariyankuppam, Puducherry. The Chunnambar backwater is so unique and fascinating that it is located just opposite to the Plage Paradiso also known as Paradise Beach. The Chunnambar backwater has something to offer to all kinds of visitors. Let's find out more about the Chunnambar backwater along with much other useful information for visitors.

Tropical Paradise of Chunnambar

The far-famed Chunnambar Backwater located just 8 km away from the city centre of Puducherry is a dream destination for people who love nature spots. The stupefying backwater is situated at a compass point where the Chunnambar River ran into the Bay of Bengal, and the sight is simply stunning that it causes your jaw to drop in amazement. Basically, Chunnambar is a tropical paradise that is gifted with a placid natural stream of water on one side. The land along the edge of the Chunnambar Backwater is an ideal picnic point where delicate blend of calmness, and natural ambience dominate. Visitors can try a casual swim or a friendly beach volleyball that is sure to refresh them in no minute.

Picnic Options at Chunnambar Backwater

Visitors proceeding down river to the sands is a usual scene at Chunnambar backwater.
The best thing to do at the Chunnambar backwater is to try the tree-house accommodations for overnight stay, and it is certain that it will be experience never before relished. While staying at the charming tree-house accommodations, visitors can catch the breath-taking scene of sunrise along with sounds of morning birds, it is simply a heaven. The beach at Chunnambar is also known as Plage Paradiso, which is situated close to the point where the stream issues into Bay of Bengal. Furthermore, a pleasing sail into the ocean could enable the visitors to enjoy the unbelievable sight of cheerful dolphins fooling around.

Chunnambar Beach and Backwater Resort

The backwater houses a tremendous resort managed by the Pondicherry Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (PTTDC), known as Chunnambar Beach and Backwater Resort. The resort offers a range of fun and entertainment options to the visitors which include trekking, yachting, backwater boat trips and outings on the Plage Paradiso beach. The Chunnambar Beach and Backwater Resort extend assorted ranges of renting boats like motor boats, speed boats, sail boats, rowed boats, water scooters, paddled boats and peddalled boats.

Quick Facts:

Chunnambar Boat House - Entry Fee Details:
  • Children (4 - 8 years): Rs. 3
  • Adult: Rs. 5
  • Still Camera: Rs. 15
  • Video Camera: Rs. 40
  • Two Wheeler and Auto: Rs. 5
  • Car: Rs. 15
  • Bus and Van: Rs. 25
Rental Boats Tariff:
  • Boat Type: Motor Boat
  • Short Trip: Rs. 50
  • Long Trip: Rs. 100
  • Boat Type: Speed Boat (2 seater)
  • Short Trip: Rs. 125
  • Long Trip: Rs. 250
  • Boat Type: Speed Boat (4 seater)
  • Short Trip: Rs. 250
  • Long Trip: Rs. 450
  • Boat Type: Speed Boat (6 seater)
  • Short Trip: Rs. 350
  • Long Trip: Rs. 650
  • Boat Type: Jet Ski
  • Short Trip: Rs. 250
  • Long Trip: Rs. 500
Chunnambar Boat House Timings:
All days of the week 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Beach Trip: 04:00 pm closing
After 04:00 pm: Only short trips allowed
Note: Outside food and liquor strictly prohibited

For more information on Chunnambar Backwater:
Tourism Information Centre
40 Goubert Avenue, Puducherry - 605001
Phone Number: 0413 - 2339497

Chunnambar Beach and Backwater Resort 
(Pondicherry Tourism and Transport Development Corporation Enterprise)

Cuddalore Road, Chunnambar, Puducherry
Phone Number: 0413 - 2356816

Nearest Railway Station: Puducherry Train Station Junction (4 km)
Nearest Airport to Chunnambar Backwater: Puducherry Airport (14 km)

Nearby Restaurants:
  • Seagulls Multicuisine Restaurant
  • Sri Sidhi Murugan Restaurant (1.2 km)
  • Classic Restaurant (2.3 km)
  • Don Giovanni's Restaurant (2.6 km)
  • Cafe Xtasi (2.6 km)
Nearby Hotels:
  • Chunnambar River Inn
  • Le Pondy (2.4 km)
  • Kailash Beach Resort: (2.4 km)
  • Hotel Dhanallakshmi Residency (2.6 km)
  • Patricia Premium Home Stay (2.6 km)
Nearby Tourist Attractions:
  • Arikamedu (800 m)
  • Perumal Temple (1 km)
  • Veerampatnam Temple (1.1 km)
  • Pichavaram (2.6 km)
  • Government Museum (2.6 km)

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