The Beaches of Tamil Nadu are quite famous
for their ideal position to view the dawn and
dusk in its most natural form. Most popular
and frequently visited beaches include the
Marina Beach, Rameshwaram Beach and
Also called Chennai Beach or the
Gateway to the South, and is a 4.5 kms
long stretch in Chennai. The must visits
situated nearby are Anna and M.G.R.
Memorials. It is also famous for the Indo-Saracenic
It is an island situated off the
mainland surrounded by Palk Strait and the
Gulf of Mannar. Rameshwaram is a renowned
pilgrim center. According to the epic
Ramayana, Lord Sri Rama worshipped Lord
Siva here before invading Lanka to redeem
his wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana.
It is believed that Lord Sri Rama
constructed the mythological bridge to Sri
KanyaKumari or Cape Comorin, the multi
coloured sand beach is the culmination
point of India's land. Bay of Bengal,
Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea surround
it. It is also called 'Thriveni Sangamam'.
A breath-taking view of the Sun Rise and
Sun Set can be seen from here. It is also
famous for Gandhi Mandapam and Kanyakumari
Amman temple. Amidst the sea of
Kanyakumari, a small hillock houses the
of Swami Vivekananda.
It is saline shallow water spread formed
by the confluence of Backwaters, Pullicat
Lake and Buckingham Canal. The beach is
situated on the northern end of Tamil Nadu.
A Dutch cemetery of 17th century is also
It is a new venture to showcase the South
Indian heritage. A visit to completed
first phase of Tamilian heritage is a must
see. The complex also houses collections
of various materials of arts and crafts of
It is located 36 kms away from Chennai,
the capital of Tamil Nadu. It is an ideal
place for rides on motor boats and wind
surfing. It is ideal for angling and
fishing too. Get set for a good catch.
It is located at 58 kms from Chennai; It
was second capital of the Pallava Dynasty.
Mammallapuram flourished during 7- 8th
centuries. The pristine glory of the 8th
century temple adds splendor to the beach.
The monuments of Pallava and the Dravidian
Temple Architecture are the main
attractions. Recently, United Nations has
declared Mammallapuram as one of the
'World Heritage' center.
It is the most popular pilgrim center for
Catholic Christians of Tamil Nadu. The
Church of our Lady of Health is located
It is situated in South of Velankanni
bounded by Bay of Bengal on the East and
Palk Straits on the South. Kodikkarai
Beach is also known as Point Calimere. The
Wild Life Sanctuary here spreads in about
333 sq. kms with 25 km of tropical dry
evergreen forests. It has different kinds
of landmass from marsh to wetlands and
backwaters to lake. Many species of flora
and fauna are found here.
Kurusadai Island Beach
This is an ecological paradise, and is
famous for coral reefs and rare species of
marine lives such as Dolphins.
Overlooking the sea, it is a circular
serene tourist spot located 6 kms from
Kanyakumari. It is a beautiful picnic spot
and an ideal spot for relaxing between
abundant coconut trees.