The rivers crossing Pondicherry / Puducherry forms scenic backwaters and a visit to this place is an amazing experience. The rivers ultimately meet the Bay of Bengal creating vast estuaries. Chunnambar backwater is the most popular destination for all tourists in Pondicherry.
This charming place is situated 8 kms from puducherry, along the Cuddalore Main Road. Here the vast expanse of the river and sea stretches far and wide exposing river and sea beaches on islands formed by the river and sea.
The seaside beach here is known as Plage Pardiso and is located near the mouth of the backwater. The water is crystal clear and clean and a perfect place for sun bathing and sports. A boat take people from one bank to the other and you can spend as much time as you want on the island and come back.
A cruise starting from the backwater will take you into the sea, where you can spot dolphins jump out of the sea.
PTTDC run Chunnambar Beach and Backwater Resort, which has boating, backwater boat tours, and trekking facilities.
Type of Place: Backwaters
Distance: 8 Kms from Pondicherry
Transport: Well connected by road and rail, government buses stop at Chunnambar
Facilities: Rest room, resorts, restaurants are available
For more information contact:
Chunnambar Backwater Resort,
Tel No: 0413 – 2356816