is a famous beach resort located in Ariyankuppam, 7-km from
, 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, The Perfect Picnic Spot
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.
Water Sports Centre
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 beach at Chunnambar is located near the mouth of the backwater. The sand is pristine and the water is clean. It's an ideal place for sun bathing and beach sports. Visitors can borrow volleyballs and net from the water sports centre for an exciting session of beach volleyball. For those interested in fishing, fishing rods are also available at the water sports centre. The idea is to have unlimited, uninhibited fun.
Tree Top Houses
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.
The Restaurant At The Resort
The resort also has a multi-cuisine restaurant called Seagulls, which specialises in Tandoori and Chinese food. So visitors can stop worrying about packing lunch! They are so cool that they even serve food in the small huts, which are placed just outside the restaurant. In fact, you could order a picnic lunch and take it right to the beach!
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.
Accommodation is available at the Seagulls restaurant in Chunnambar Beach or at the hotels in Cuddalore and Pondicherry .