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Gateway to Paradise beach

Chunnambar Boat House is the Only way you can reach the Paradise beach. Being on Saurday we reach... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bengaluru, India
Happy boating

The boating at the Chunnambar boat spot was good. One can spend more time at the paradise beach and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ramya S
Chennai (Madras), India
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National Highway 45A | Near Water Sports Complex, Nonankuppam, Pondicherry, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Chunnambar Boat House is the Only way you can reach the Paradise beach. Being on Saurday we reach early here by 9 (its 20 minute Drive from Pondichrry). The Ticket Counter Opened at 9.30. One Adult Return Ticket which would leave you at the paradise...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leaving this review as when my friend and I were researching we found it very difficult to find info on how to get there from Pondy other than by auto which would be expensive. There is a bus option available, if you go to Pondicherry...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boating at the Chunnambar boat spot was good. One can spend more time at the paradise beach and return back to the boat house.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ramya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Owned by Tourism Dept one has to visit this place to purchase tickets for paradise beach . You can take either multiseater boats or high speed boats . Nicely maintained spot.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MohanChandraPargaien
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They offer a boat ride to and fro to visit Paradise Beach at Rs. 300/- per person which is worth only Rs. 100/- Would recommend to visit only morning hours or evening hours after 4 as its too hot to visit the beach between 12...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TatumGhosh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early, parking can be an issue. The restaurant ( Sea Gulls) serves average food, though has a huge menu , most dishes are not available, or your put off by being told it will a long while to prepare !!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ranjit1945
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good experience, didn't have to wait for long for the ride. I chose the round trip to the beach, the charges @Rs.300/- were not so high and the beach was amazing so worth taking boat ride. Apart from this water was full of wrappers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sherlock_1110
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Good boat service, not much waiting for the boat. But I did not know why they have separate ticket counters for entering the boat boarding area and for boats. Boats seemed little costly, 300 per person. 150 for kids 6-10 year old and kids below...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Meenal K
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

While there are 2 options for boat trips : 1. Round trip to beach with a drop off & pick up - ₹300 2. A trip along the waterway -₹200 The persons at the counter rudely push for the First option only. If the Queues...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank K1T2R3
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Govt run boat service to the island and beach, sometimes have to wait in busy weekend and holiday times, nothing special, but at least you are out of town

Date of experience: November 2018
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28 August 2018|
Response from Bipray S | Reviewed this property |
You can go to Paradise by road by following google map or the second option is to go to Chunnamber Boat house and the boat will take you to Paradise beach in a 30 minutes boat journey through Backwater . The charges per... More
5 March 2018|
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Response from AjeetAgre | Reviewed this property |
Most of the time you will always find rush and speed boat to be full so cutting cake there might not be a good idea. You can always do it before you board the boat or once you get off to the beach.
3 March 2018|
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Response from PankajM778 | Reviewed this property |
300 per person includes car parking . avoid going on weekends , holiday sunday .