Chunnambar boathouse - Pondicherry
Chunnambar boathouse – Pondicherry

Chunnambar is located in Ariyankuppam which is 7 kms from Pondicherry (Pondy) on the way to Cuddalore and 1 Km from Ariankuppam. As it is located on the Cuddalore main road, all buses going to Cuddalore will take you to the bus-stop near the main gate.

Chunnambar Boat House also known as Plage Paradiso is a popular boating venue and is famous for its backwaters and lush greenery on either side. Tourists can enjoy boating at the Boat House situated near the Chunnambar River. This site is located at around 8 km from the main town of Pondicherry and can be reached by bus, taxi or auto rickshaw.


Pondicherry Tourism enterprise PTTDC has boating, backwater boat tours, trekking and picnics on Paradise Beach for friends and families. The resort offers various kinds of rental boats (speed, motor, sail, rowed paddled and peddled) in addition to beach volleyball and other beach sports. For peddle boat you have to pay Rs.60/hour. For speed or motor boat you have to pay Rs.125 per head for a trip up to paradise beach.

Fishing-@-Ariyankuppam-Boat-House‘Sunrise Panorama’ the three tree top houses in Chunnambar offer you the bliss of ecotourism. you can either read a novel, paint, listen to music meditate or even stay overnight, all on the top of a tree! Sunrise panorama’ (a two storey tree top house) gives you an unrestricted view of the backwater up to its mouth. ‘Palm house’ on the other hand overlooks the artificial pond and park. ‘Nest brid’ is the perfect above for the adventure loving folks, it has a rope ladder that leads to a small balcony. All in a tree house!

An increasing number of people find pleasure in bird watching at the lakeside bird sanctuary. Pondicherry Tourism authorities offer pleasure boat rides. Pedal boats and row boats are available on hire. A lakeside restaurant serves meals & snacks.

Chunnambar, the perfect picnic spot-Chunnambar is the right mixture of fun, sports, calm, romance and beauty. You 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!

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