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Mahe Beach

Quite virgin and tranquil Mahe beach, located very close to Kannur city is offering exotic world of swimmers paradise Pondicherry. Beach holiday at the nature rich Mahe beach is a life time experience. Secluded and palm fringed natural beauty Mahe beach is renowned for amazingly spectacular and picture perfect skylines of rising and setting sun. Tourist can choose for a long walk of soft sand or enjoying lazing on sea under warm sun when not swimming at Mahe beach. Located at a short distance from Kannur city (22 km southwards), Mahe beach is one of the most famous beaches of Pondicherry. Dotted with palm trees, this beach is located close to a number of villages of fishermen. The history of Mahe is closely associated with a statue named Marianne, a proud symbol of the French revolution. The freedom struggle of Mahe gathered momentum from this place. Hence, this place is now well maintained as a park, in the name of Rabindranath Tagore. The headquarters of Mahe administration is the Government House, which is a fine example of the French architecture. There is a mini forest area behind the Government House. From this point, the Arabian Sea, the coastline with golden sand, the Mayyazhi River and the Dharmadam Island can be seen.      Book Now



Punnol Beach

A picture of Punnol Beach, Mahe, and this photo is taken in the destination of Parakkal in the territory of Pondicherry in the country of India. You can click on the image below to see a higher resolution version of this picture, or on the links below that to see more photos by this photographer. This picture is displayed according to Panaramio Copyright Policies. Tourist can choose for a long walk of soft sand or enjoying lazing on sea under warm sun when not swimming at Punnol beach. Located at a short distance from Kannur city (22 km southwards), Punnol beach is one of the most famous beaches of Pondicherry. Dotted with palm trees, this beach is located close to a number of villages of fishermen. The history of Punnol is closely associated with a statue named Marianne, a proud symbol of the French revolution. The freedom struggle of Punnol gathered momentum from this place. Hence, this place is now well maintained as a park, in the name of Rabindranath Tagore. The headquarters of Punnol administration is the Government House, which is a fine example of the French architecture. There is a mini forest area behind the Government House. From this point, the Arabian Sea, the coastline with golden sand, the Mayyazhi River and the Dharma dam island can be seen.      Book Now



Valiathura Beach

Located near Shankhumugham, the Valiathura Beach was once the only port along the South Kerala coast. It is situated 10 km away from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. During monsoons, fishermen carry their catamarans to the edge of the Valiathura Pier which is 703 ft long, throw them into the sea, then jump in and swim to it. Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 4 km away Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 3 km away. Located in close proximity of Shankhumugham, this beach was the only port at one time on the Southern coast of Kerala. The view on the beach during monsoon is astounding when all the fishermen take their catamarans to the Valiathura Piers end that is 703 ft long and then their catamarans into the sea. After this, they jump in themselves and swim to it. This beach is known as the Fisherman beach as you will find plethora of fishermen including men and women selling fishes on this beach. Right from a variety of good fishes to the fishing boats, is what you will find in abundance on this beach. Walking on the shore and watching a sunset give immense pleasure on this beach as the view is spectacular. The beach is popular for its fishermen and one can easily see loads of fishes on the beach. The activities performed by fishermen during monsoon are quite interesting and witnessing them gives immense pleasure. Another attraction of the beach is its sunset which gives spectacularly stunning view to the people enjoying their walk on the beach during evenings. Valiathura is also famous for its pier which was built around 1960 and is 703 ft tall. It is supported by 127 concrete piles and it has become an imperative spot for fishermen who jump into the sea from here and swim to their catamarans.      Book Now


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