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Located in Ariyankuppam, Chunnambar Boat House is a sterling recreational facility providing boating and water sports facilities on the Chunnambar Backwaters. The complex, managed by the Puducherry Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) provides boat tours along the beautiful backwaters. The options range from a row boats and steamers to motorboats. If you're a kayaking enthusiast, you can rent one from here. Apart from the normal boat trips, it also offers round trips to the extremely beautiful Paradise Beach which marks the end of the backwater. The complex also has an on site restaurant and a children's playground. With trained staff and adequate safety equipment, this is an ideal water side destination to relax and unwind. Fares for boat rides vary based on the type of boat and size of the group. Call ahead for more information.
A part of the Ariyankupam river, the Chunnambar backwaters on the outskirts suburb of Ariyankupam brings in the scope for a number of activities for visitors. Located at a distance of eight kilometers (5 miles) from the center of Puducherry, this stretch of the river is lined by coconut trees that are found in abundance on both the sides. The flora surrounding the backwater is the habitat for a number of migratory birds such as pelicans. More towards the sea lies the pristine Paradise beach; with its pearly white sand and turquoise water making it ideal for leisure activities such as swimming, beach volleyball, surfing and sun-bathing. The jet boat rides provided by the Chunnambar Boat house are recommended for the thrill seekers. Other than that, the boat house also offers opportunities to kayak and boating on paddle-boats and speed boats.