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Careless tourist spot

Poompuhar beach remembers the golden period of Chola kings. The rest of Kaveripoompattinam after... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Muthukrishnan S
,
Thanjavur, India
via mobile
Just a beach, with dry fish smell

Its just a beach, where its full of fish smell. Shore is surrounded with full of rocks. Bathing... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Rukel007
,
Chennai (Madras), India
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“light house”(3 reviews)
“boulders”(2 reviews)
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Poompuhar, Sir Kali Taluk, Nagapattinam, India
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We had a worst trip to poompuhar beach. There was a guy who misbehaved to a girl and threatened the parents when they encountered him. There was a gang of drunkards who were supporting him. We left the place. The whole gang of drunkards went...More

1  Thank Priya R
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Poompuhar beach remembers the golden period of Chola kings. The rest of Kaveripoompattinam after the tsunami is there. We can imagine the olden days when standing on the beach. Now it looks like an abandoned child without any care. Maintanence is very poor. There is...More

1  Thank Muthukrishnan S
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

One historical place and our expectation was very high but it was only bad experience we got. Firstly it was very hot that day and being a historic place there were just entrance for Kanagi, Kovalan, Madhavi and for others... there wasnt anything else much...More

Thank Vinu-Vipin
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Its just a beach, where its full of fish smell. Shore is surrounded with full of rocks. Bathing here is also risk due to rocks surrounded here. If some big waves comes you may hit on this rocks which may leads to injury. In Poombukar...More

1  Thank Rukel007
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The beach is very much clean. The way to the beach however is stinking because of the fish markets, which is usual in any fish market. There are boulders put over to prevent sea entering the land. There were small stretches for bathing and playing...More

Thank vidyasagar_g
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Poompuhar was once the capital of the cholas and this port was flourished as early as 4th century BC. It was a gateway to south india through which all kinds of goods were imported and exported. Sadly it is now a stinking beach, badly maintained....More

Thank SagarVS
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Poompuhar beach is quite clean and white sand beach. One can spend lot of time here if you have. There are rock piers laid to prevent erosion in the delta region and this provides a great platform to enjoy the sea and click memorable photos.

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Poompuhar is once our ancient capital of Chozha dynasty. Our Kovalan and Mathavi of famed Tamil epic 'Silapparhikaram' lived here. A must visit for literature lovers. The memorial built has the story of epic in small sculptures. It has a good beautiful beach (not maintained...More

3  Thank Chakkravarthy M
Reviewed 23 April 2017

As the beach is having lot of boulders lined one cannot really enjoy the beach. There are many fish vendors on the beach. Also there is a light house in the beach and is open only in the late afternoon/ evening

Thank plpalani
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Nice place.not maintained well.very dirty.no rest rooms.local people only visit this place.no food is available.

Thank sridharml007
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