Tamil Nadu beaches

Vembar Beach

Vembar Beach
Vembar Beach

Vembar is a village in the Tuticorin, Thoothukudi district. It is built near the border of Ramanathapuram District. It divides the village into two regions; North and South Vembara. The areas have clean shoes and are very near to the Gulf of Mannar. The fruits of the Palmyra trees are famous. Selling the fruits of the Palmyra trees is the only source of earning. A village is a perfect place for weekend relaxation.

The tourists can book the cottage rooms and guest houses owned by the villagers. The villagers who host the tourists provide them with all the essential amenities. The sunrise and sunset of Vembar deserve a special, and the village hospitality makes it even more memorable. It divides the people into two primary religions, Hinduism and Christianity. The mixed cultural and habitual region will make a deep impression on your travel experience.

Vembar Beach is best to relax and enjoy. The hospitality of the village is one of the main factors which attracts foreign tourists.

It is a pollution free place and is pretty affordable for any family.

The culture influences the cuisine practiced here and deserves a special mention.

The festivals attract a lot of visitors to this place, around the year.

Vembar Beach
Vembar Beach

The cuisine, influenced by the culture followed here, is one of the main attractions for the tourist. The place has a temple of Lord Ayyanar. There are two Catholic Churches located very near to the beach. The villagers celebrate the festivals and this attracts a lot of visitors throughout the year.

  • Address:

Vembar, Tamil Nadu 628,906

  • How to reach:

Major Railway station: Tuticorin railway station(42 Km away).

  • Distance from Other Places

    3 kilometers away from Sayalkudi and 7 kilometers away from Melmandai.

  • Timings:

Opening hours:    5 Am.

Closing hours:      9 PM. 

  • Best Month for Visit:

June- December

  • Visiting Period of the Day:

sunrise

  • Duration of Visit:

3 Hrs

  • Ticket:

Entry is Free.

  • Famous For:

Photographers’ Delight

  • Specialty

Vembar Beach, the Catholic church in vembar, ayyanar temple in vembar

  • Tips and Advice:

Carry Swimwear and hat.

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Manapad Beach

Manapad Beach
Manapad Beach

This Beach is present in the picturesque hamlet of Manapad. which lies at a distance of 60 kilometers from Tuticorin and 18 kilometers from Tiruchendur. The beach has a beautiful and unique coastline that has formed due to the accumulation of multiple layers of lava over. This is why the coast witnesses the best wave formation throughout the year.

Hence Manapad beach is often called the ‘Surfer’s Paradise’, as it is undoubtedly, India’s best surfing site. The beautiful blue water and the pleasant weather makes it the perfect getaway to hang out with friends and family. One can also experience fun-filled water sports like surfing and kiteboarding. But these are not the only activities one can do here.

One can spend the whole day spotting different birds or watching the dolphins. The more adventurous ones can go on a hike through the forest or a safari.

The beach is famous for the Holy Cross Church which is located very near to the sea. The church was built in the year 1851. It is popular among the visitors because of its breathtaking beauty.

The blue lagoon, surfing, bird and dolphin watching, and the Safari are a few of the bright highlights which bring in numerous visitors to the place.

 From 1st to 14th of September, there is a massive gathering in Manapad due to the festival of Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

 

Manapad Beach
Manapad Beach

The village of Manapad has a rich history as well. It has three magnificent churches. St. Francis Xavier came In 1542, for a visit. The Holy Cross Church, which stands on a cliff, is the place from where he started his missionary teachings and activities. Legends say that the cross inside the church was initially made by the remains of a splintered mast of a ship.

In 1540, a ship encountered a grave storm on its way to the east while sailing around the Cape of Good Hope. The Captain of the ship prayed that if he and his crew emerge alive from the storm, he would make a cross from the mast of the ship.

Manapad was the shore where they landed after the storm. And the Captain established the mast as a cross in the Holy Cross Church. Needless to say, the Holy Cross Church attracts thousands of devotees from all over the world throughout the year to this small village.

  • Address:

Manapad Beach RD, Manapad, Tamil Nadu

  • Timings:

Opening hours:    5 Am.

Closing hours:      6:00 PM. 

  • Best Month for Visit:

Throughout the year 

  • Visiting Period of the Day:

sunrise

  • Duration of Visit:

3 Hrs

  • Ticket:

Entry is Free.

  • Famous For:

Photographers’ Delight

  • Specialty:

Manapad Beach, Blue Lagoon, Holy cross church, Bird watching

  • Tips and Advice:

Carry Swimwear and hat.

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