swarm of India's best beaches are knitted to Tamil Nadu's 900 km coastline.
The swashing Bay of Bengal, casuarina groves, the majestic palm tress and
the sea-shells - typical beaches, yet with the most extraordinary appeal.
And to understand what this statement means, you have to explore the virgin
shores yourself. Are you a game? Bet, the trip will make a poet out of you!
The Fabled Beaches....
Chennai Beaches -
The capital of Tamil Nadu has some of
the most exotic beaches. The 13 km long stretch of the Marina Beach, the
second longest in the world, is the most popular. Animated with picnicking
families, horse-riding campaigns, vendors and the student from the famous
Presidency College just flanking the beach, it holds a rare excitement that
cannot be contained in words. Just 58 km, south of Chennai lies
Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram with a sylvan beach, a crocodile farm, snake
venom extracting centre, schools of art and sculpture making it a popular
At the southernmost tip of India, where the Arabian Sea,
the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal coalesce, is Kanyakumari. The meeting
point called Sangam and the Vivekananda's Rock, where the guru once
meditated are the main attractions of this exotic beach.
The beauteous beach and the famous Ramanathaswamy Temple
make Rameshwaram, a quiet seaside hamlet, a tourist hub. Bordered by the
Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar, Rameshwaram is also a pilgrimage centre
for both Shaivaites and Vaishnavaites.
40 km away from the bustling town of Chennai is Covelong Beach, an
interesting locale if you are looking forward to basking under the sun
unhindered watching fishermen in the distance.
Pulicat Beaches -
A saline shallow water spread formed
by the confluence of Backwaters, Pullcat Lake and Buckingham Canal situated
on the northern end of Tamil Nadu is an ideal picnic spot. A boating cruise
in the waters and a visit to the neighboring Bird Sanctuary add to the
romance of this place.