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“Average Boat Ride, Decent Beach” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chunnambar Boat House

Chunnambar Boat House
11o53_N 79o49_E Coordinates: 11o53_N 79o49_E, Pondicherry, India
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Ranked #13 of 24 Attractions in Pondicherry
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Average Boat Ride, Decent Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Went to Chunnambar for a simple boat ride with the kids, a couple of things to note:
If you come with your car, you need to pay for the car, camera before entering...
then there are a few choices you can choose from, but the day we went we could only choose the long Beach ride, which allows you a 2 hr (max) time on the beach...
the Rides are average, nothing much to talk about... the beach is also average, as we hadnt planned on the beach trip hadnt been prepared for it...the beach doesnt have anything except for Male / Female Shower Rooms/Toilets, so if you plan wade into the water come prepared... on our return the eatery is avg

Visited April 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hardly a place to visit, just a place to get the ferry”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Although the Chunnambar Boat House is like a resort with eating and play areas, it is mainly useful only as a starting point to get a boat that will take you to Paradise beach.

The signboard leading in to the Boat House needs to be more visible, it is easy to miss especially if you are driving from the Pondicherry Old Heritage Town side.

The ferry fee is exorbitant considering the short ride. On top they charge for parking, and separately for entering the place. Moreover they check your baggage, perhaps for food or cameras. I hear they charge a huge fee for cameras as well. Don't pay it, as there is absolutely nothing to click inside the boat house.

Visited April 2013
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Lucknow, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I with my friends enjoyed the boat journey to the beach.....the only problem faced was the staffs are not well know to Hindi & English Languages.....the beach is a kind of small island.....the boat were not well maintained....but all this maks us feel of adventerous....we enjoyed the journey....

Visited April 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Nice place to hang out near pondy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I’ve been to this place few times and it’s a unforgettable memory every time. It’s a boat house situated on backwaters and they would take you to a delta shaped island with backwaters in two sides and sea at the other side.
The island experience was nice with not much of crowd. We spent half a day in the island and it was really awesome. On sunny days it may not be that pleasant due to few shelters in the island. A cloudy day would be my choice to visit the place.

Visited November 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Boat to beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Not much to watch at the boat house... But the boat to the beach is to be caught from here... Reach before 2-3 to be sure of boat to beach..

Visited February 2013
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