: In Ariyankuppam, 7-km from Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Rowing, Trekking, Fishing
Chunnambar is a famous beach resort located in Ariyankuppam,
7-km from Pondicherry , on the route to Cuddalore. Chunnambar is one place where tourists can go rowing, trekking, fishing and have loads of fun.
The place doesn't lack anything when it comes to scenic beauty. On one side, there are the calm backwaters and on the other, a long seashore aptly named Plage Paradiso! Chunnambar is the right mixture of fun, sports, calm, romance and beauty. One can swim, row a boat, stay on a tree house and watch the sunrise, have a picnic at the beach and play Beach Volleyball, go Trekking, or even Fishing!
It has a fully functional water sports centre and a breathtaking pool amidst the backwaters. A swimming pool in the midst of the backwaters, floats and a swimming coach are all there to help visitors learn swimming. One can also learn Kayaking at the same time. Motorboats are also available that take one to the mouth of the backwater and the nearby beach. For those who want to skim over water there are Hydroplanes available over here.
One can also go to the place where the river branches out in a rowboat or pedal about and enjoy the scenic beauty, leisurely.
The three tree top houses in Chunnambar offer visitors the bliss of ecotourism. One can either read a novel, paint, listen to music meditate or even stay overnight, all on the top of a tree. Sunrise panorama, Palm house and Nest bird are the three tree top houses at Chunnambar. Sunrise panorama offers an unrestricted view of the backwater up to its mouth. Palm house on the other hand overlooks the artificial pond and park. Nest bird is the perfect above for the adventure loving folks; it has a rope ladder that leads to a small balcony.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air : Chennai is the nearest airport with both domestic and international terminus.
Rail : The nearest railway stations are at Cuddalore and Pondicherry . Cuddalore railway station is connected by rail directly from Chennai via Villupuram. Pondicherry railway station has only few trains, which run between Pondicherry and Villupuram. The nearest railway junction is at Chennai .
Road : There are regular buses from Cuddalore and Pondicherry to Chunnambar Beach.