Tamilnadu Beaches

As the waves of the ocean sweep the shores of silver sands a magic pervades in the Southern peninsular zone of the Indian sub-continent. The charisma and magic of the nature's dreamy wand of passion imparts imaginative zeal to the creator once again. Tamil Nadu is that destination where God himself sat down and created the horizons of nature. 
Wondrously blessed is the South with the captivating magic of nature. Enticed is the beholder with such overwhelming sites. There are certain beaches that are yet to be explored. These untouched horizons beckon passionate voyagers to join this caravan of exploration.Some bygone waves leave ephemeral impacts which drench the silver sands with a mystical charm.

Marina Beach : Marina beach situated to the east of Chennai (Madras) at Kamarajar Road, 3 Km away from the city centre. The beach covered with the silver sands is said to be the longest beach in India and one of the longest in Asia, extends to a length of 13 Km, from Fort St. George all the way to Mahabalipuram. There is a drive along the beach circumscribed with palms and casuarinas running the whole length of Chennai.Silver sands, an excellent surf and a shimmering clean blue sea, this in a nutshell, is Marina beach. This beach is acknowledged as one of the longest beaches in Asia. It's 12 km-long stretch is the second longest in the world. It is located on the eastern side of the city adjoining the Bay of Bengal. To behold the sun set and rise from the beach is an enthralling experience. Though bathing and swimming can be dangerous as the undercurrent is very turbulent, even then people dare to swim here.
    
Mahabalipuram Beach : Mahabalipuram, also known, as "Mamallapuram" is located 58-km, south of Chennai, nestling on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, offers many breath-taking monuments with Sculptural Panels, Caves, Monolithic Rathas (chariots) and Temples.
The spectacular beach of Mahabalipuram attracts thousands of tourists all through the year. While at the beach you may sun bathe, relax and unwind yourself. At the same time you may explore the magnificent monuments besides the beautiful beaches. The dreamy rock cut art is an amazingly extravaganza. For the more ecclesiastical tourists there are the temples besides the shores, rathas, Arjuna's penance that are exclusive to the region. A crocodile bank, snake venom extracting centre, schools of art and sculpture and a wide spectrum of resorts along the beach entice holiday-seekers all round the year.
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HOW TO GET THERE :
» Aerial communication : Chennai (58-km) has the nearest airport with both domestic and international terminus. Chennai is connected with all the important places in India through the numerous domestic flights. International flights operate from various parts of the world to Chennai. 

» Rail links : The nearest railway stations are Chengalpattu (29-km) and Chennai (58-km). From these stations one has to take the terrestrial route to reach Mahabalipuram. 

» Road links : There are buses available from Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Chennai to Mahabalipuram regularly. The road to Mahabalipuram is well connected to other major roads. Tourists can also hire a taxi from Chennai to reach Mahabalipuram. 
    
Knayakumari Beach : Kanyakumari is often referred as the 'Land's End' of India. Here, the Bay of Bengal confluences with the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea and, at Chaitrapurnima (the Tamil name for all full moon day that generally falls in April), it is possible to enjoy the unique experience of seeing the sunset and the moon rise over the ocean simultaneously.
Kanyakumari (also spelt as Kanniyakumari) district is contoured by Tirunelveli district in the north and northeast, by Kerala state in the northwest and confluence of Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean in the west and south. The coastline is almost regular except for some points of land projects into the sea at Cape Comorin. Kanyakumari is the district headquarters of the district of the same name. At the southern most land tip of India, where the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet, lies Kanyakumari, an important revered pilgrim centre.
 
Rameshwaram Beach : Rameshwaram is a sacred island positioned off the mainland cicumscribed by Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar anchored with the longest ever constructed bridge on sea in India. It is a major Hindu pilgrimage site. The maximum temperature varies between 28-31 degree Celsius, while minimum temperature is around 25 degree. Between January and March is the best time to visit Rameshwaram. The population size of Rameshwaram is 32,700. The serene beach and shallow water here are ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
.HOW TO GET THERE :
» Air link : Nearest airport Madurai (167 kms) is connected by Indian Airlines flights with Bombay, Calicut and Madras. 

» Rail link : Rameshwaram is connected by rail directly to Madras, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore where Madras is connected with all the main places in India. 

» Road link : Rameshwaram is connected by regular bus services with Kanyakumari 320 kms, Karaikudi 149 kms, Madras 666 kms, Madurai 167 kms, Ramanathapuram 55 kms, Sivaganga 136 kms, Pudukottai 188 kms, Tanjore 248 kms, Tuticorin 180 kms, Tiruchendur 209 kms etc.