Manapad (Religious Place) snapshot
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Manapad is one of the religious attractions at Tuticorin, which is situated at about 60 km away. Manapad is a coastal village famous for its Holy Cross Church. This is a famous church in Tamil Nadu, which has Saint Francis Xavier as the patron Saint.
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- Nitish Vijayanand
- Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
- 2 Reviews
Description - A weenie little coastal town hidden deep inside the sweltering hot district of Tuticorin. Sports an amazing beach and a few I guess a couple of churches.
What to do there - Manapad is probably highly underrated for its beach. Manapad beach is an amazing piece of nature's handiwork. Beach is a pretty much to do there. Beach lovers, here's your hidden joy a wide open, shallow beach with just the right depth and just the perfect amount of waves where you can spend any number of hours wading, playing, swimming, floating or just relaxing in the water. The beauty of the arc-like beach, when one sees it from atop the hill where the church is situated, is epic.
Perhaps the best point about the beach is the availability of public wells with clean fresh water, just 50m from the shore. You can wash away whatever sand has stuck onto you, and probably even drink this water straightaway.
Much is there to be said about the beach, but I would stick to this much as I'll leave the rest for the beach boys and beach girls to see and relish.
How to get there - Best approached via road from Anjugramam, a small town near Kanyakumari. A decent road, with its ups and downs. You can see the following along the way-
1. Kudankulam reactors
2. Anuvijay township for its employees
3. A lot of windmills
4. Nice shallow beaches all along the way
5. Queer little towns
Alternate approaches are from Tiruchendur, Tirunelveli and Tuticorin. Nearest railway station - Tuticorin and several buses ply along the way.
Where to eat - We were quite disappointed to see that there were no roadside shops or any shacks selling fresh fried fish and cheap seafood. Probably it is because we visited at 1 pm in the afternoon. We had to drive 20 kms down the road towards Uvari to have a good meal. A small shack selling fish food and fried fish with cold drinks and water.
Ideal for - A road trip from the South. With a bunch of guys, girls or both. You'll feel like freaking out in the water, doing crazy stuff because the water's so safe, so better not to take elders along.
Ideal time to visit -As in any beach, early in the morning or somewhere in the evening. It's advisable not to stay after dark in the vicinity.
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- Arjun Arjuna
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This place is superb and the place is a nice sightseeing. The beach is very beautiful I also enjoy the place, the wonderful moments with my friends. The beach is very beautiful and the other day had a great fun with my friends and colleagues in the morning and evening and I am looking forward.
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