Places of interest around Velankanni
Karaikal Beach :
Among the four regions of the Union Territory of Pondicherry in India Karaikal occupies a place of eminence as a tourist destination. Among the natural beaches in the South Tamil Nadu, Karaikal Beach is the best. It is popular among the tourists both as a place of enjoyment and entertainment and is also the perfect place to visit for those who seek leisure, tranquility, solitude, and piousness.
Access to the Karaikal Beach has been made easy by widening the two km. road running by the side of the Arasalar River. The beach has been beautified by illuminating the road with sodium vapor lamps. For the convenience of the visitors a boat jetty has been started in the Arasalar and immovable sitting chairs are provided along the roads. The authorities have also introduced a Tennis Court, Children's Park with various types of rides, vehicles parking facility, Beach Restaurant serving several varieties of snacks and drinks.
On your trip to Karaikal Beach you can catch a magnificent view of the Arasalar river stretching out to the sea. You can also indulge in certain adventure sports like boating, canoing, kayaking etc. A round of beach volley ball with your loved ones on the Karaikal beach is also an exciting sport to indulge in. This virgin beach attracts heavy crowd comprising of all kind of local peoples and also tourists from far off places. If you want to visit Karaikal beach in Pondicherry you can avail airway, railway and roadway. The nearest airport is Trichy (Trichirapalli), nearest Railway Station is at Nagore and regular buses ply from Pondicherry.