Karaikal Beach – Pudducherry
Karaikal Beach literally meaning “a canal built of lime mix” is an extremely scenic beach located in the union territory of Puducherry. This picturesque beach is situated in a major port town along the eastern coast of India called Karaikal. This unexplored beach is known for being clean as also for an environment filled with tranquillity and hence proves to be the perfect spot for those seeking solitude and relaxation of the mind, body, and soul away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
How to reach the Karaikal Beach
- By train:
The nearest railway station to this beach is in Puducherry. The Puducherry Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country such as Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bangalore.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting points would be Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ernakulum, and Coimbatore.
- Via Chennai:
There are two routes from Chennai to this beach, and they are via NH-32 and via Cuddalore Road and NH-32.
2. Via Bangalore:
There are two routes from Bangalore to this beach, and they are via NH-44 and via NH-32.
3. Via Hyderabad:
There are two routes from Hyderabad to this beach, and they are via Chennai-Srikakulam Highway/Guntur-Chennai Highway and NH-32 and via NH-40.
4. Via Ernakulum:
There are two routes from Ernakulum to this beach, and they are via NH-544 and via NH-544 and NH-81.
5. Via Coimbatore:
There are two routes from Coimbatore to this beach, and they are via NH-544 and via NH-81.
- By air:
The closest airport to this beach is located in Chennai. The Chennai Airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as to major international destinations.
Climate and the best time to visit the Karaikal Beach
The climate at this beach during the summer months which begins in March and ends in May is “hot and humid” with the temperature ranging from a maximum of 42 degree Celsius to a minimum of 32 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon which begins in June and ends in September is “moderate”. On the other hand the winter season which begins October and ends in February is extremely “pleasant” with the temperature ranging from maximum of 27 degree Celsius to a minimum of 15 degree Celsius. So the best time to visit this beach is during the winter season from October to February.
Things/activities to do
Apart from the scenic and tranquil atmosphere that this beach possesses which is worth enjoying it also provides for a number of water sports activities such as canoeing, kayaking etc. In addition, beach activity such as volleyball is also provided for at this beach. Furthermore, this beach is also considered to ideal for swimming and is said to be a “swimmer’s paradise”.