States Pondicherry Tourist Attractions Chunnambar Boat House

Chunnambar Boat House Pondicherry

A holiday in the backwaters of southern India always conjures up the picture of serenity and exquisiteness at the best. Some 7 km from downtown of Pondicherry, Chunnambar Boat is one such tropical paradise in southern India that proffers an impeccable houseboat experience. Flanked by an exotic creek on one side, Chunnambar Boat House is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in Pondicherry. There is so much to experience at Chunnambar Boat House; while being here, you can relish your entire day either indulging into a boating experience or getting sun-kissed or can also enjoy beach sports or can just simply have a relaxing time by just laying and lazing on the shore. Also, Chunnambar Boat House proffers you a chance to sail downstream and set up a night camping at the seafront for yourself. Besides, boating is one of the main activities at Chunnambar which is loved by numerous tourists and is also worth indulging. For that, Chunnambar Resort offers boats on rent to tourists. Along with that, a number of beach sports are also organized at Chunnambar Boat House. However, if you choose to be a part of a houseboat cruise, which is a must thing to do at Chunnambar Boat House, you will be taken past paddy fields, water lilies, fishing nets, distant villages and dense coconut groves. However, on your little wonderful excursion, you can expect to catch the sights of some fascinating marine species like crabs, frogs and turtles along with some featured species like kingfishers, terns and cormorants. For all the shutterbugs, this is perhaps the place of your dreams so don’t forget to bring your camera to capture some amazing clicks in your camera lenses.

From mere few metres away from the backwaters, there is located a major highlight of this beautiful tourist place in Pondicherry - Seagull, a multi-cuisine restaurant and also the soul of this place. Just to let you know, the restaurant serves some extremely delectable Chinese fares and not to forget the Tandoori food. Moreover, from this laid-back restaurant, one can also have a picture-perfect view of the backwaters while having a meal. A picnic lunch is also served in the huts built just outside the restaurant; if you do not wish to leave the backwaters, you can enjoy your meal here.


The operating hours of Chunnambar Houseboat Cruise start from 9 in the morning and end 5 in the evening.

Entry Fee

The entry fee to Chunnambar Boat House is just 10 INR per head. However, it does not include the charges for different water and beach activities like boating, beach sports, camera, food and beverages.

Location Address

National Highway 45A, Near Water Sports Complex, Nonankuppam, Puducherry - 605007.

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