Veerampattinam Beach - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Pondicherry Bus Station): 8 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: At Veerampattinam

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 8 km from Pondicherry Bus Station, Veerampattinam Beach is a beautiful beach located in the largest coastal village called Veerampattinam. This is one of the most famous Pondicherry Beaches and among the must-include places in Pondicherry -Mahabalipuram tour packages.

Situated on the outskirts of Pondicherry, Veerampattinam Beach or Virai Beach has an extensive coastline, and is counted as the lengthiest in all of Pondicherry. With its smooth golden sands, azure waters, and serene ambiance, this pristine beach offers a perfect getaway for nature lovers, beach enthusiasts, and those looking to spend some moments of solitude on the sunkissed beach.

Most tourists visit Veerampattinam Beach to relax and get sun-kissed. The water at the beach is shallow, making it suitable for swimming. The long shoreline offers a good stretch for walking on the golden sands. Veerampattinam Beach is famous for its breathtaking sunrise scenes. Watching the sunrise over the horizon is a mesmerizing experience that fills the sky with vibrant orange, pink, and purple hues, casting a magical glow over the entire beach. Photographers and nature enthusiasts will find themselves captivated by the beauty of these moments, creating memories that will last a lifetime. One can even witness fishermen working with traditional boats and nets on the beach.

The beach offers a range of water sports like jet skiing, banana boat rides, and surfing. The clear waters and favorable weather conditions make it an ideal destination for beginners and experienced water sports enthusiasts. While at the beach, take advantage of the opportunity to savour the local cuisine. Indulge in fresh seafood delicacies prepared by local vendors, offering a tempting array of flavors and spices.

Besides, Veerampattinam Beach is also famous for its annual car festival, which is celebrated in the Sengazhuneer Amman Temple. The car festival is celebrated annually on six continuous Fridays starting from the Tamil month of Aadi. Special importance is given to the fifth Friday which is declared as, a public holiday by the Government of Puducherry. On the fifth Friday, a Chariot procession is organized and is attended by thousands of pilgrims from the nearby villages.

Timings: 24 Hours

Entry: Free