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Velankanni Beach

Velankanni, India
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Velankanni
Type: Beaches
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- Sep 6, 2014
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Kodaikanal, India
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Velankanni Beach, one of the prominent attractions of the region, is located in the Nagapattinam District. The beach is popularly known as Lourdes of the East. It is oft visited as Church of Our Lady of Health is located in the vicinity of the beach. The beach lies on the coastline of the Bay of Bengal. Velankanni village is located... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The beach in Vailankanni gets crowded in the evening with lots of vendors. Of course if one enjoys the local cuisine and chai, it is good to pass your time sitting on the beach. The sea is rough and swimming is out of the question. One can dip one's feet only and enjoy the cool evening breeze.

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Bangalore, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have fond memories of this beach. I used to visit Velankanni every year with my parents and would love to be at the beach all day......I was sad to see its state on my most recent visit after a gap of many years. The sand itself is a lot darker than before. You will not find a clean stretch... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very badly maintained and encroached by stalls almost to the seashore. The entire stretch of the beach was dirty, with no place for us to sit.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Was disappointed with the beach. In fact, there was no beach. As the full beach is occupied by shops, eat joints etc. From the eat joints, sea is <200m away !!! . Huge rush is there always, so you wont get the feel of beach which you expect when you hear Beach!!! There are food joints with variety of fish,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The best time to visit the beach I guess is before all the commercial activities kick off. We found a couple of families on the beach playing in the sea. But the walk from the parking lot to the seashore was strewn with garbage, empty bottles. Didn't venture to get back in the evening.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

the beach was ok but no cleanness here. need lot of improvement. lot of shops but people are cheating a lot. lot of bargains going for statues.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had been to the beach at night... Very dirty and unhygienic.. There are fish stalls, please do not eat there.

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A nice beach, but poor maintenance, cheap food & shopping options available, lodging options available to suit all budgets.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Relaxed atmosphere. Overcrowded during holidays. Cheap food & shopping options available. Lodging options available to suit all budgets.

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