Promenade Beach – Pudducherry
In the city of Puducherry covering an area of 1.2 kilometres is the extremely picturesque and pristine Promenade Beach. This beautiful beach also commonly referred to as “Pondicherry Beach” is located in the union territory of Puducherry alongside the Bay of Bengal. Apart from its scenic beauty this beach possesses a number of significant historical landmarks such as the War memorial, statue of Joan of Arc, and a heritage town hall. In addition, this beach is known for the presence of crustaceans such as crabs that are commonly found beneath rocks.
How to reach the Promenade 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 E Coast Road.
2. Via Bangalore:
There are two routes from Bangalore to this beach, and they are via NH-77 and via NH-75.
3. Via Hyderabad:
There are two routes from Hyderabad to this beach, and they are via Chennai-Srikakulam Highway/Guntur-Chennai Highway and via NH-44 and NH-40.
4. Via Ernakulum:
There are two routes from Ernakulum to this beach, and they are via NH-544 and via Chennai-Theni Highway/Trichy-Tindivanam Highway.
5. Via Coimbatore:
There are two routes available from Coimbatore to this beach, and they are via NH-79 and via Nagapattinam-Coimbatore-Gundlupet Highway and NH-79.
- 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 Promenade 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
This beautiful beach is known to be ideal for recreational activities such as jogging, skating, and yoga. In close proximity to this beach lie a number of historical significant landmarks such as the War Memorial, Joan of Arc statute, heritage town hall, Mahatma Gandhi statue etc that are well worth seeing. In addition, there are number of restaurants and handicraft bazaars that are available around this beach worth visiting. Furthermore, a restaurant called Le Café that serve snacks such as croissants and coffee is extremely popular in the area and is worth trying.