Stopping by a beach on a hot morning

When I was looking for a hotel in Pamban island, one suggestion thrown up by a search was on Aryaman beach. I searched for this beach and found it described in superlatives: silky sand, long beach, beautiful, uncrowded. But it was ten kilometers away from Pamban, on the mainland, so we decided not to stay here. But it sounded like the perfect place to stop after an early check out when we left Rameswaram. Our plan to spend the morning here, eat something on the beach if possible, and then to go on to Madurai.

Sathiamoorthy was excited about it. While driving he told us that it became famous after it was used as a location for a blockbuster Tamil movie. I filed the information away to check on later. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to search out this movie (if you have a clue, please leave a comment). As he parked he said that something should be done to improve the beach. Why, was it dirty? No, there was just no place to eat here.

It is a lovely beach. The sand is indeed silky smooth. The beach slopes very gently into the calm waters of the Palk Strait. It was a hot day; we saw a few families with children taking dips in the sea. Little fish swam in the shallow wate. We spotted a turtle swim away into the sea. But for our tastes the sea was too calm, almost a swimming pool. The lack of waves also meant that there was no breeze. If we’d been here really early, we might have enjoyed a long walk along the beach. You can see in the featured photo how long it is. But it was getting too hot for comfort, and we called an end to our morning. We had miles to go before lunch.

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Author: I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

11 thoughts on “Stopping by a beach on a hot morning”

  1. Did you guys see the place where Arabian sea, bay of Bengal and indian ocean meet? I do not remember if it’s in Rameshwaram or Kanyakumari. You can see three different shades of blue in the water. 🙂

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      1. We saw changes of colour, but they seemed to have more to do with wind and depth and clouds than anything else. In any case, Pamban island has Gulf of Mannar on the west and the Palk straits to the east.

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      2. Ah. Then it must be Kanyakumari – three Colors thing. I visited the place 11 years ago. It was a long trip, the whole of Tamil Nadu. It was just a year after the tsunami. We were in Vivekananda memorial when they gave a storm warning. Our boat almost toppled. 😀 It was a nice experience.

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