Golden Beach – Tamil Nadu
Renowned for being one among the most “cleanest and beautiful beaches” in Tamil Nadu is the Golden Beach. This picturesque and pristine beach is located alongside the Bay of Bengal in the city of Chennai. In addition, to its scenic beauty, an amusement park known as the VGP Universal Kingdom is located in close proximity to this beach. Furthermore, its pristine surroundings and safe sea water make it an ideal spot for activities such as swimming, walking, and jogging.
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How to reach the Golden Beach
- By train:
The nearest railway station to this beach is located in Chennai. The Chennai Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Bangalore, Bhopal etc.
- By road:
If you intend to drive to this beach then the ideal starting points would be Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, and Madurai.
- Via Bangalore:
There is one route from Bangalore to this beach, and it is via NH-48.
2. Via Chennai:
There are two routes from Chennai to this beach, and they are via E Coast Road, and via Anna Salai/Mount Road/Trichy Chennai Highway and E Coast Raod.
3. Via Coimbatore:
There is one route from Coimbatore to this beach, and it is via NH-79.
4. Via Madurai:
There is one route from Madurai to this beach, and it is via NH-38.
- By air:
The closest airport to this beach is located in Chennai. The Chennai international airport is well connected to major cities in the country as well as to international destinations.
Climate and the best time to visit the Golden Beach
The climate at this beach during the summer months which begins in March and ends in June is extremely “hot” with the mercury rising to a maximum of about 45 degree Celsius dropping to a minimum of 30 degree Celsius. The rainfall received during the monsoon season which begins in July and ends in September is “heavy”. While the winter season on the other hand which begins in November and ends in February is extremely “pleasant” with mercury dropping to a minimum of about 17 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to visit this place is during the winter season from November to February.
Things/activities to do
In close proximity to this beach is an amusement park called the VGP Universal Kingdom worth visiting. This amusement park provides for water based rides as well as activities such as Go Karting, dashing cars etc. In addition, an aquarium ideal for kids, as well as an Art Centre that is renowned for handicraft products made up from sea shells located in close proximity to this beach, are worth visiting. Furthermore, this pristine environment makes this beach an ideal spot for recreational activities such as sunbathing.