All about Karaikal Beach and temple in Pondicherry


The Karaikal Beach is one of the popular beaches in Pondicherry. It is a popular hot spot for tourists and is known for its charming atmosphere. Hundreds of tourists come to this Beach to have a feel of the scenic beauty and charming atmosphere of the place. It is also a popular center for various types of recreational activities.

Karaikal beach in Pondicherry is easily accessible. It is a modern beach and is made up of sand and pebbles. It is located at Karaikal area of the city by the Bay of Bengal. Some part of the beach is sandy while the other part is made with pebbles. There are sprawling coconut and pine trees. The blue sea is also a spectacular sight from a distance. Tourists can watch sunrise and sunset from the beach.

Being a popular hot spot for tourists, Karaikal Beach is a place for enjoyment.  Sun decks are provided for the enjoyment of the tourists. Tourists can bask under the sun. One can also enjoy various types of recreational activities like shopping, dining and so on.  

To have a complete tour of Karaikal Beach, tourists can undertake excursions to the temples in Pondicherry. They form a part of the heritage in the city. Some of the popular temples that you can visit include Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Vinayagar Temple, Sri Sri Radha Madhava Temple, Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple, and so on.

There are plenty of lodging options near Karaikal beach in Pondicherry.  Travelers can choose from wide range of hotels in their prices, like luxury hotels and budget hotels. They offer wide range of facilities and services at reasonable rates.

The Arasalar River forms the estuary near the beach.The Karaikal Beach is 2 kilometers wide.[1] The beach has been made easy for accessibility by widening the road along the Arasalar River and illumination of Sodium Vapour lamps. To attract the locals and outside tourists, fountains, children’s parks, restaurants and tennis courts have been constructed in the area. Due to these, the Karaikal beach now attracts a heavy crowd of people each day.[2]

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