Marina Beach, Chennai
Beaches of Tamil Nadu - Nirvana In The Sun
Without a doubt, the beaches of Tamil Nadu are the most exquisite of all the natural gifts that have been bestowed upon the face of Tamil Nadu. Not long ago these beaches that cover around 900 km of coastline wore a deserted look, but now the story is completely different. These beaches are now hosts to possibly the biggest number of tourists in the entire country with Marina beach and Kanyakumari beach being the most famous and visited. These golden beaches with lines of Palm trees, clear skies, clear water are the most picturesque destinations in Tamil Nadu. The Beaches of Tamil Nadu have been christened as the pride of this state and for no reason can a tourist skip these exemplary gifts of nature.
Sparkling sand, Crystal blue water, magnificent statues, what else is needed to make a beach, a jewel in the crown of a state. Marina beach is the second biggest beach in the world and the biggest in Asia. Located in the heart of Chennai, the beach can be easily accessed by any mode of travel. By evening, this golden sand beach is filled with life with the scores of stalls lining up the entire coastal stretch with numerous tourists gathering on the beach to witness the exceptional sunset on the horizon. Along with drenching yourself in the cool sea breeze, stroll around the beach and marvel at the statue of a Tamil scholar and an aquarium, which is full of exotic collection of tropical and fresh water, fishes. Swimming might not be a good option as the currents here are quite unpredictable, but still you will find people taking a bath in the shallow sea.
Kanyakumari beach is situated at the southern most tip of India. It
is just few kilometers away from the city center. Water sport
activities are not possible here as it has a rocky shoreline and
turbulent waves but provides an excellent picturesque vista that can
be enjoyed sitting on the beach coast watching the dancing waves.
This probably is the most beautiful beach of all that are there in South India if not in the whole country. With sand of different shades and hues that is present here, first glimpse of this beach itself is more than enough to capture all your imaginations. The mesmerizing sunrises and the romantic sunsets keep tourists coming back here again and again. From the beach you will see the exquisite Vivekananda Rock Memorial that in itself is a huge crowd puller. If possible, do come to this beach on a full moon day, and you will know why this beach is considered among the best in the world.
The spectacular beach of Mahabalipuram is one of the main tourist
attraction in Tamil Nadu that sees the coming of travelers throughout
the 12 month period. This beautiful beach is located just 58 km south
of Chennai nestling on the edges of Bay of Bengal. The beach is also
famous for the numerous water sports that you can enjoy here like
snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing.
Just unwind on this scintillating beach by taking a refreshing dip in the shallow waters or by taking a quiet sun bathe. After you rejuvenated, take a calm walk along the beach exploring the many breathtaking monuments like the 7th century Shore temple that line up on the beach. Other places that attract tourist through out the year are a crocodile bank, snake venom extracting center and an art and sculpture school.
This is one of the most important and picturesque beaches of Tamil Nadu. This resplendent beach once served as an important port to the Carnatic nawabs. Covelong is a serene fishing village around 40 km form Chennai. The sea here is quite calm and as far as aqua-sports are concerned you are in for a treat. Jump into the inviting waters and enjoy the fun of scuba diving and snorkeling. And it won't be long before this beach also gets equipped for surfing and sailing. Once on this sandy beach, visit the many historical churches and forts that line up on the beach. Do not miss out on the many water sports like snorkeling and surfing that you can indulge in here.
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