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Paradise Beach - Puducherry

The beach is located about 6 miles (10 kilometers) south of Pondicherry’s city center. Get here by taking an auto-rickshaw or taxi to Chunnambar Boat House. From the boathouse a ferry ride to the beach takes about 10 minutes. There is a fee for the boat ride. 

Paradise Beach is open daily until sunset. Boats may not operate throughout the monsoon months of June to October. Although it’s the high season, late October to March is the best time to visit as temperatures are lower and rainfall is minimal.

Enjoy a break from the colonial landmarks and historic attractions of Pondicherry and relax on the virgin sands of Paradise Beach. This serene and private beach sits at the tip of a peninsula where the Bay of Bengal and Chunnambar River converge. Officially called Chunnambar Beach, Paradise Beach was given its popular name by the local residents who delight in escaping to a quiet haven close to the city center.