8 km from Pondicherry situated in Chunnamber, is the Paradise Beach. In this place river Chunnamber meets with the ocean making it an ideal spot for picnic. The beautiful Island is fringed with coconut trees. One needs to take a boat, to cross the backwater and reach this breath-taking island.
How to reach the Island
From Chunnamber you need to take rowing boat or speed boat to reach the Island. Its a 20 min exotic journey.
The boat Cost 75 INR person (20 min ride). Speed Boat for 2 person 800 INR for 15 min or 4 person 600 INR for 15 min. These boats take you back from the island free of cost. This service is available till 5 Pm
The turquoise ocean water here is crystal clear. The beach is less crowded so you can have your own little time. Don’t forget to take Sunscreen Lotion as the sun will roast you. There are no water activities available but you can bring your own volley ball or rent it. There are beach shacks which offer food and beverages, but it would be a good idea to carry your own food. Only Chunnamber lake offer variety of water sports. If you are planing for an overnight stay, Chunnamber Tree House or Resorts would be the best option.
Visiting Hours : 9 am – 5 Pm
How to reach Chunnamber : Hire an auto rickshaw or bus from Pondicherry. Auto charge around 120 INR and Bus 6 INR per ride.
Best Time to Visit : Oct – March