Chunnambar Boat House, the popular boating venue, is famous for its backwaters and lush greenery on either side. It offers great water sporting adventure and is an ideal place for having a relaxed sun bath. The sand is clean, and the water is crystal clear. There's a sizeable crowd - families, groups of youngsters, men nursing cold beers - yet serenity abounds. Chunnambar Boat House is 7 Kms past Pondicherry, along the Cuddalore Main Road. Located at a point where the Chunnambar River backwaters meet the Bay of Bengal, it has something for everyone,and can be reached by bus,taxi or auto rickshaw.
People from near and far,from all over the world visit the place. It provides a serene environment away from the noise and fast-moving life of the city. One can self-introspect or spend a relaxing time at the beach by alongside the waters. Chunnambar is surrounded by greenery all over. It offers a beautiful view. The Chunnambar backwaters are quite beautiful. The beach at the mouth of the backwaters is called, Plage Paradiso or the Paradise Beach
Tourists can also take a short cruise to sea to enjoy the playful sights of dolphins horsing around. Boating,boat tours of the backwater, trekking and picnics on the beach are some other facilities which are offered to the visitors. Water sports are available on Paradise beach, for where you have to take boat/ferry from Chunnambar Boat House. Here one can enjoy the unmitigated beauty of vast sand and shades of blue sea blending together.
Entry fees to the boat house is 10/- per person. They provide visitors rides with life jackets at a reasonable price. Visitors typically spend close to 2 hours at the Chunnambar Boat House.