If sunny kissed beaches and enthralling sunsets bring out the hidden poet in you, then you should definitely make a trip to Tamil Nadu. A cluster of enchanting beaches in this state with its simplistic charm will take your heart away and would make you yearn for more. Here are is a compiled list of best beaches of Tamil Nadu that you should visit.
Sunset at Kanyakumari (Image Source: https://upload.wikimedia.org)
Known as Cape Comorin during the British Rule, Kanyakumari has become a very popular destination not just among the Indians but for travellers from far and wide. You will be captivated by its myriad charm. The glistening waves thrashing on the golden sand and boulders makes it a delightful watch. This region is also a powerhouse or rich culture and history makes it a must visit place in Tamil Nadu.
How to Reach: The nearest International and Domestic Airport from Kanyakumari are Trivandrum and Tuticorin. It is also well connected via Indian Railway. You can also take a public or a private bus ride to reach this beach town.
Where to Stay: Gopinivas Grand Kanyakumari, Hotel Seaview, Sparsa Resort, TTDC – Hotel Tamil Nadu
Languid holiday on the beach (Image Source: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com)
Marina Beach in Chennai is the world’s second longest natural urban beach. It is the perfect destination to enjoy a relaxing walk along the azure blue waters of the sea. The mesmerizing scenery during the sunrise and sunset will also keep awestruck. On this beach, you do not just enjoy the beauty of the sea, but also delicious seafood and entertainment especially during the evenings.
How to Reach: Chennai is well connected via air and railway. The city is also linked with 5 Highways from major cities of the country.
Where to Stay: Ramada Chennai Egmore, The Accord Metropolian, Hotel Crescent Crest, The Park Chennai
History revisited (Image Source: http://www.kel12.com)
Once a major seaport of the Pallava Kingdom Mahabalipuram, is now a major tourist destination in Tamil Nadu and is also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Apart from the shimmering blue water of the sea that are bordered with the sandy beach, your eyes will also set on the rock cut temples and artistic brilliance of the bygone era that are located near the beach. Tourists here also enjoy sunbathing on the beach, diving, and wind surfing as well as motor boating.
How to Reach: To get here you have either take a flight till Chennai and then take a five-hour drive. In case you are taking the train you have to get off at Chengalpattu Junction. Mahabalipuram is easily connected through roadways from all major cities.
Where to Stay: Grand Bay Resort and Spa, Chariot Beach Resort, Hotel Ramakrishna, TTDC Hotel Mamallapuram
Port City of Tuticorin (Image Source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com)
Tuticorin, also known as Thoothukudi, is an amazing port city of Tamil Nadu that is located between Madurai and Kanyakumari. It was found by the Portuguese and had emerged as a major commercial centre of the country. Travellers can enjoy some quiet time on the beach and also enjoy shopping silk sarees and, of course, pearls as it is the hub of pearl harvesting. And seafood lovers, this is your place too!
How to Reach: You can take a direct flight to Tuticorin Airport. The city also has a railway station that makes convenient for those who prefer traveling by train. It is also well linked with the national highways.
Where to Stay: GRT Regency, Sathya Park and Resorts, Hotel Raj, Hotel DSF Grand Plaza
Sun rays kissing the sea (Image Source: http://www.backpacktobuggy.com)
Once called the hub of the French in India, the Covelong Beach is the perfect epitome of serenity and enthralling beauty of the nature. Travellers who visit this beach town are smitten by its magnetic charm and make it a point to visit it again. Apart from the beauty of the sea you can check out the Old Dutch fort, Church and a mosque. Ideal for thrill seekers as they can engage in water sports here.
How to Reach: Take a flight or train till Chennai and then avail a private car or bus service to the beach town. It is also well-connected via roadways.
Where to Stay: Vivanta by Taj – Fisherman’s Cove, Green Coconut Resort, MGM Beach Resort, and PP Residency
Much has already been said about the pristine beaches of Tamil Nadu and it is high time you get there. 2016 has lots of long weekends so just plan your trip and vanish!