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Address: 11o53_N 79o49_E Coordinates: 11o53_N 79o49_E, Pondicherry, India
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Since this is the entry point to Paradise beach, people out there are waiting for exploit tourist.It starts at 9.30 AM,however time mentioned on the ticket window is 9 AM..There... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since this is the entry point to Paradise beach, people out there are waiting for exploit tourist.It starts at 9.30 AM,however time mentioned on the ticket window is 9 AM..There isn't a proper queue & everyone just scrambles around when the window opens..The guy at the window is very rude...Ticket should be MANDATORY ISSUED ONLINE to avoid all this fuss.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went to chunnambar boat house looking for some water sporting activities but to our dismay, we found none except a boat ride to paradise beach. the complex is huge, but for maintenance its a sham, everything being overpriced and top it all being government owned. people flock to it by the hordes, boats that drop off tourists to paradise beach... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat house offers rides to & fro paradise beach. It is spread across a large area and is clean. The boat ride to beach is enjoyable. Week day is preferable over weekend; as the queue for buying entry passes really gets long.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the boat ride at Chunnambar. It costs around Rs 200 per person for a ride to Paradise Beach and back. Rs 20 is entry charge. If you have a camera, then Rs 30 is photography fees. The boat ride gives you the best views of Pondicherry lined with serene sea waves and coconut trees. But it was very... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To enjoy the boat ride of backwaters, you need not go to Kerala all the time. Pondicherry’s Chunnambar Boat House offers you the privilege of relaxing amidst the serene picturesque background of backwaters too. It is a popular choice for tourists wanting to cherish the beauty of white sand. You can set up a tent by the sea and enjoy... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accessing point of Paradise beach. Nothing is here except some restaurant and ticket booking counter for boat ride.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the way to pondicherry. Located on the ECR route from chennai to pondicherry. Enjoy the motor boat ride and other attractions available

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Kozhikode, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a specialty of our tourist attraction staff to be particular that they are rude to their customers. In spite of that people visit these places and use these services are either a pointer to the lack of choice or to the attractiveness of these places. Long queues mostly in burning sun with rude ticket counter staff is the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The boathouse is where you can take a ferry or speed boat to Paradise beach. Ferry is a big boat which carries around 30 ppl and moves slow, costs Rs 200 per head to and fro journey and Rs.10 for entry into the park. Waiting time is long, usually 1.5 or 2 hrs and both sides of the journey. Speed... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nothing much here, except that its the ferry point to Paradise beach. It does have a restaurant that serves lunch. Didn't try it as it did not look too appealing.

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