Best time to visitNovember - January
Things to doswimming, hiking, motor boating, camping, photography
the last beach on the line of the four beaches, this is the least crowded and also an isolated sort of place. This beach is also known as the Full Moon Beach because of the round shape of it. The white sands and peaceful atmosphere of this place makes it even more charming. The best thrill factor here is that this beach has no road connectivity during and immediately after the monsoons and so there are only two ways by which you can come here. One is by Motor boating from the Half Moon Beach with which this beach is partly attached and the second is by hiking from the Om Beach. The first option is however much safer. You will naturally not fnd any holiday resort around but you can of course arrange picnics here. This beach is a favourite of hippies and the backpackers who love to camp rather than sleep in soft beds while they are on a trip. This is where they often camp during the nights and you can also do the same if you feel you have not had enough fun here.
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Reviews of Paradise beach • 35
This is one of those beaches which requires an entry ticket! Yes! You need to take a boat ride through the cleanest of backwaters to reach the beach. And it will be one hell of a memorable boat ride because you won’t be able to have enough of those turquoise blue waters. And after that, you will enter paradise for sure! Beautifully decorated with tiny thatched grass roof topped huts and umbrellas, it is one of the most scenic beaches to take a dive in. You might just forget Goa after reaching here.5. Go to Serenity Beach and see people surfing there
Tired from the day's travels we all sat down together in our resort and remembered the good old days of bliss. We played ludo as well and it brought back so many fond memories. We had a good night's sleep. For the next day our plan was to visit Paradise beach and Auroville.Paradise beach can be accessed in two ways. If you are on your scooty or other vehicle you can park it near the beach and need to walk for some 10 minutes to reach the main area. Or you can also take a boat that goes through the backwaters. In either case the entry to beach is paid and charge about Rs 100 per person, but the beach has facilities for shower and changing. There are life guards as well. A rain dance facility is also available.
We reached there within 30 min as it is located just 8kms from the town along the cuddalore main road . Paradise beach has a paid entry and not much options for food, but it is a well maintained beach and a must visit. The water sports available are not much to do hence don't waste time and money there.
The next day, we headed out to Paradise beach, famous for its white sand and pristine waters. The sand was "white" hot! We could hardly stand for a few seconds in the sand. They loved how secluded the beach was and how the waters were actually clean.Next, we headed to Auroville to visit the aashram and the other neighbouring areas.
1. Have a beach day - Heading to Paradise island is a absolute must if you enjoy clear white sand and swimming in the sea. You can reach this island by a boat from the Chunnambar Boat House.
Activity - Heritage TrailTime taken - 1.5 hoursCost - Rs. 1500 (for a group of 3 people)About Intach - The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is India’s National Trust for the conservation of India’s unprotected heritage. It's vision is to create heritage awareness and conservation in India in the image of much older National Trusts of other nations. It is today the largest membership organization in the country dedicated to conservation.
I woke up and had breakfast at homestay... I already made a plan to go "Paradise Beach"... Again with the help of GPS and Sign Board I reach from where I have to bought the tickets to go to the Paradise Beach....We go there by a Boat
Paradise beach was everything that isn’t Goa. It had state-run shacks rundown by mismanagement and no parties, nor any water sports, neither any drinks apart from expensive lemonade. But it was a jaw-dropping beauty still hidden from the claws of gross commercialisation. Even the sand particles of this pristine beach were whiter, more sublime than the rest. We sat in complete silence while the waves gushed over us and the tiny, almost-transparent crabs popped in and out of their holes as if playing hide-and-seek with water. In those moments Lord Byron and PB Shelley came to mind, reminding us why the ocean and the seas were pure ecstasy to tumultuous souls.
5:00 pm - The climate matched perfectly with the beach and it was a sight to behold.One felt so calm and at peace here.There were boat rides offered for 200/- bucks up until 6pm in the evening.
Paradise beachI was shocked to see this beach because it was so Goddamn pretty! Clear blue water meeting the sky, less garbage and uncles in underwear compared to other beaches, suddenly I felt I wasn’t in an Indian beach anymore. Maybe I am stereotyping right now because I grew up with dirty beaches around me and this was a nice change to see. Look at the picture for yourself!
Paradise beach – It is a beautuiful and clean beach in pondy. There are two ways to reach there. 1 ) One is via a boat/ ferry which starts at 9 a.m. and is hugely crowded. Be there on time for the ticket counters to open, to avoid unnecessary delay due to the rush. 2) Second is drive down if you have your own car or if you have your rented bikes. But during high tides, you cannot go in the water from this end as they only have life-guards on the end where the boats take you. And that end is a slightly long walk from here. You might find it vaguely deserted in off season so better take the boat in those days.Note -Do not expect a lot of shacks or restaurants around. It is not exactly that bustling. But good showers on the boat end.It’s the only good beach so keep mediocre expectations and you’ll enjoy it.Time spent – 2-3 hrs
My Last place to visit was paradise beach again at sunset time.
Pondicherry hotels are costly. We stayed at annai residency which was affordable and rooms were nice. The hostel had cost us around 1k per person for two days. airbnb offers home stay at reasonable prices so if you are not in a large group, you can certainly opt for home stays. Food at this hotel is pathetic so it would be better to go for complementary breakfast only.We hired 4 scootys to visit different place. They took 550 rs for each scooty along with proper identity proof. For covering the whole city petrol of rs 300 is sufficient.
It took us 1 and a half hour to finish exploring Auroville and then we headed to Channumber boat house. This boat house is situated at the banks of the Channumber backwaters and connects to Paradise beach via ferry service.
We reached our hotel Annadha Inn , Pondicherry at 11 AM. Our hotel was very near to Promenande Beach around 2 km. We had lunch at Cafe Xtasi which is famous for Pizzas .The first day we went to see Paradise Beach . Beach water was very clean and blue. In the evening we took a walk from our hotel to Promenande Beach . It is basically a rock beach. We can sit on rocks at beach side and enjoy the view. At beach side you will get many restaurants and the streets and police reminds you of French culture.
You must definitely keep a few hours aside for the beach. The best that the city could offer, it takes you where snails reside. What’s more, you could bring home some of these molluscs too, if you so wish. Located 8 kms from the town, you can reach the beach via boats that are accessible only from Chunnambar Resort. It will take 15-20 minutes to reach the island of Paradise beach, and is worth more than all your time and money!Time required: 4 hours
A ferry ride is needed ( cost is Rs 200/-) to reach this beach. A calm and clean beach to relax.
Take a boat ride to the Paradise IslandAfter spending some time at the Auroville beach, leave for 'Paradise Island'.There are two separate ticket counters , one to go inside the boat house, and another is the ticket counter to boats to Island.Paradise Island is a beach isolated from the noisy main city. It is one of the 'must visit' places of Pondicherry.Opening Hours: 9 am – 5 pmCharges:Entry Charges to the boat house: INR 5- Motor Boat: INR 50 (short trip); INR 100 (long trip)- Speed Boat (2 seater): INR 125 (short trip); INR 250 (long trip)- Speed Boat (4 seater): INR 250 (short trip); INR 450 (long trip)
Early in the morning we headed for Paradise beach which can only be reached by a boat. Since there is a queue to be formed it is advisable to start early (8 AM) and be back by 12 in the afternoon. The beach is quiet well maintained though swimming is not allowed here. It has white sand and is lined with palm trees which provide shade for sitting.There is an eerie kind of freedom you feel while riding around in tourist cities on a two wheeler. The helps you to plan your itinerary and spend as much time as wished at any place. We went to a non-descript lake called Austry Lake which is not a great treat to eyes when there is so much water in the trip already. After that we went to Auroville and spent the evening there strolling in the last area that it has.Since it was 26th there weren’t any seats available in any of the buses. So we have change the plan and instead of heading to Madurai we took the just the opposite route and headed for Kochi in the last two seats available.
A beach isolated from the noisy main city, A land separating backwaters from the bay of bengal, A beach where sand bar extends into the sea giving it an island like appearance, the sand where ferry ride is the only way to reach..these facts made me look no further and head straight towards this beach!as i said It was way too crowded due to weekend so i had to take a walk to find clean quiet space. The calmness of this beach left me spellbound!The sound of water splashing on the shores just added up to my soothing stay on the beach! The feel of the clean soft sand between my toes is sure to be etched in my memory for years to come!!!Paradise beach is No less than a paradise!
Left Auroville around 2pm and started towards the Paradise beach after having some lunch. Due to long weekend the paradise beach was overcrowded. We waited for at least 2 hours standing in the queue to get tickets for the ferry and the beach was completely worth our waiting. We took a ferry ride to the paradise beach and it was wonderful. It was also suitable to take a bath in this beach. I simply fall in love with this beach because of its spectacular beauty. The beach was completey clean though over crowded.
Pondicherry is blessed with some of the most spectacular beaches of the Coromandel coast. If you are looking for total seclusion far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Pondicherry is the ideal place for you to head for. Its miles of silky soft beaches will take you to a world of tranquility. The turquoise water of the Bay of Bengal is ideal to take a relaxing dip. A ten minute drive from the northern part of the Pondicherry town will take you to Pondicherry’s gleaming white coastal area. Paradise Beach is Pondi most pristine beach, accessed by a boat that powers through the backwaters of the Chunnambar river. You can peacefully build sand castles, play ball or read a book, however, Paradise beach is the only beach that needs you to pay an entrance fee in and around Pondicherry. Boat house beach, Paradise beach, Chunnambar beach all refer to the same place.Ashram and Auroville (You need prior permission for Auroville especially for visiting the Matri Mandir) craftsmen make fine marbled silk and hand-dyed fabrics, perfumes, incense sticks, handmade paper, handloom rugs, bedspreads, pottery and various other products which may be bought at the Boutique d’ Auroville, Harmonie Boutique, Ashram Exhibition Centre, Aurocreation, AuroTibetan handicrafts etc.