Friday, March 26, 2010

Fun at Mudaliar kuppam boat house

Last sunday I had been to this boat house near mahabalipuram, an excellent place with backwaters from the Bay of Bengal. It is located 15 kms from mahabaliburam and approximately 1.5 hr drive from Chennai.

When my friend invited me to go to this place, at 1st I was a bit hesitant. And when I heard this place is full of water sports, I thought one really needs to be fit to get involved in such activites (the truth is, I dont know how to swim!!!). But actually I was totally wrong. All you need is a fun loving mind...!

A little bit about the gang... We were a group of 9 people. except for me, everyone else was really fit and they go on regular treks. I was the odd man out. but i did manage to have super awesome fun... :)

We started from Chennai Thiruvanmiyur at around 6am (getting up so early on a sunday morning - not at all easy!). 9 of us went in 3 cars. early morning drive on the ECR (east cost road) was a real treat. Myself, Sagar  and this really cool Mexican dude Poncho (Alphonso) went in the saame car. While we were on the move, Poncho taught us a little bit of (Spanish). We returned the favour by teaching him some 'really good words' in Tamil and Hindi.... en route we had a couple of pit stops.

We reached the place at around 7.30 ish, had a light breakfast and we were, all set to begin...
We were given Life jackets. To start with, all nine of us boarded a motor boat and headed to the ocean. It was a 30 minute boatride in the backwaters before we reached the ocean. And I must appreciate the scenic beauty of the place. The green coloured water, and trees on boths sides and most importantly the birds... there were 100s of them.

We went inside the ocean and spent nearly an hour in the cold water. After which we took a 'tender coconut break' for 15-20 mins. Now comes the best part... We hired a fishing boat (motor boat number 2 - courtesy - the local fishermen) and went inside the sea. after travelling for about 10-12 kms we halted at a place. all we could see was water, in all directions. I was a bit scared to jump into the sea, inspite of the fact that I was wearing the life jacket. many of my friends took a dive. And we did some fishing too...

when one of our gang members, Indra, found it difficult to make it back to the boat, I went for the rescue and saved her... (somebody pls nominate me for the 'red & white' bravery award)!!! I am pretty sure that the 8 people who came along will be laughing out loud on reading this... but atleast let the rest of the world think that I am a hero!

After almost 2 hrs we came back to the shore around 11am and we had another 'tender coconut break'. we now boarded the boat number 1 and headed back to the boat house.

the water scooters and the speed boats were waiting for us. All of us took the water scooter for a 10 min ride each. it was very interesting and enjoyable. It was like attending a personal interveiw after a group discussion :-) the scooter does a maximum speed of 70kmph, but since it's on water, you feel as if its going at 120kmph or something... The life guard who comes along with you on the scooter gives you maximum liberty in riding the scooter the way you want, since it's only in the backwaters and not in the ocean. the speed boat (3 people along with the driver) was also equally good. Poncho took a kayak and spent almost 1 hr rowing it around the place (man you need a lot of patience to go kayaking)

It was already 12.30 after all this. we came back to the car and we ordered some sea-food. Food was'nt all that great there... finally at around 2pm we all left the place and headed back to the city.

I was one memorable sunday!!! Would love to do this once in every 2 months...

for more details on this, drop in a comment. I shall reply to u!

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Blogger win win funds manager said...

adra sakkai. kazhakitta shashi. that was indeed a gr8 experience with u guys. itz always fun to be with frnds ( energetic frnds). u guys have miles of smiles. keep smiling.


March 29, 2010 3:23 AM  
Blogger Sasikumar said...

@ raj

thanks! and u too are super fun & energetic! thanks once again for arranging the trip! we shud do this quiet often! maybe once in every 2 months...

March 29, 2010 3:32 AM  
Blogger Ram said...

Thanks. Found the info quite useful. Do they charge any entrance fee kind of?

November 13, 2010 7:49 PM  
Blogger Sasikumar said...

nope! no entrance fee. they charge for each ride seperately...
but not sure if it has changed now!
money's worth spending!

November 13, 2010 8:18 PM  
Blogger Vimal Prakash said...

Hi Sasi, Jus got ur blog wyl searchin info reg Mudaliar kuppam, Me n ma gang f 6 are plannin to go der on cumin Sunday, and Im not sure weder they r operating as rainy days wer in peak dis mnth, so do u hv ne idea reg wer i can confirm weder the rides r operatin r nt cumin sunday ? Like do u hv ne contact no.

December 13, 2010 1:47 AM  
Blogger ashok said...

Hi Sasi, this is Ashok from chennai. I'm working for a private company, about 40 of us (includes male and female) planned to day-out in mudaliarkuppam in a week period. I just want you to confirm that is the safest place for womens and will they charge any amount as an entry fee. If possible guide us in detail in terms of charges they apply.

January 29, 2011 12:56 AM  
Blogger Sasikumar said...

@ vimal: sorry mate. saw u're comment just now. hope u went there n had fun.

@Ashok: It's a safe place. not to worry. but i suggest that men shud acconpany women at all times. u ppl will have good fun for sure. not sure abt the rates now. it's been a while since the last time I went there. if u are a gang of 40, maybe each one will end up spending around 800. have fun...

January 30, 2011 4:56 AM  
Blogger Mingled Minds said...

thanx buddy...our clg was planning to take us next week actly.. the info was preety useful....

June 25, 2011 9:24 PM  
Blogger Sasikumar said...

anytime mate! have fun!

June 26, 2011 2:47 AM  
Blogger Anbu said...

Hi Sasi,

Can you share any contact info for mudaliyaar kupamm.. couldn't find one in net..

June 28, 2011 3:19 AM  
Blogger Sasikumar said...

Sorry buddy. You may have to google it or call just dial. I lost the contact number. it's been really long actually :)

July 11, 2011 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sasi, Thanx for info, anyidea how much it would cost for all these rides...per person..

July 26, 2011 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Nirmala said...

Thanks for sharing.. We planned to visit Mudaliarkupam this Saturday. We hope that we going to really enjoy the place. Keep writing.

February 24, 2012 2:39 AM  
Blogger Raindrop Boathouse said...

Raindrop Boat House

Mudaliarkuppam “Rain Drop Boat House” and its island, is located on the Chennai to Puducherry East Coast Road. This place is about 92 km from Chennai or 30 km from Mamallapuram.

It was inaugurated in May 2003, and now throbs with tourists and weekenders.

This is an excellant place to spend your weekends and celebrate parties. We will make arrangements to supply both veg ang non-veg food. It is spotlessly clean, and total silence prevailed on The Island.

Youngsters go wave-running on water-scooters or do kayaking. There are pedal boats and row boats.

Rain Drop Restaurent is always ready to serve your food needs. With pre-intimation, we arrange food of your choice and wish. Both Veg. and Non-veg foods are available. Party orders also undertaken. We also make arrangements for party or corporate meetings. Just come & Enjoy!

Drinking and smoking are taboo on the Island. There is no facilities for overnight stay here

June 01, 2012 3:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9176995827-Mudaliar Kuppam-Contact this number for details

December 11, 2012 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post. Actually we are planning to visit this place. How much did you spend for 8 people?

August 13, 2013 1:49 AM  
Anonymous samuel said...

nice review...

are we allowed to take food there.. or is it mandatory to buy food from there itself..

Samuel Mathews.

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Blogger ecat007 said...

Seen all the comment and i would like to update all the information on the Mudaliar kuppam Boat House,or the Rain Drop boat house as its called.Ask for Edaikazhinadu for Mudaliarkuppam Boat House.Its on the ECR at 32KMs from mamallapuram.There is no entry fee as this is run by TTDC,a Govt organisation.The charges are per boat,not per head.If you go as a group,there are different packages with variants on boats,Food,Games and
timing.Colleges,Schools,Institutions get 20% discount of group of 25 or more.Food is available in the RainDrop Restaurant,however if you are in a group try to order earlier at the managers no.9176995827 as theres no shops,no banks,no ATM,no TASMAC,no petty shops,no petrol bunks for 6 KM either direction.Beverages and short eats are available at the restaurant.The package on the island trip with non veg food for Rs600 per head for one fullday is the best offer I had.Life Jackets,Life Buoys are mandatory.There is a life saver with equipments available always with you. -Go ahead enjoy.

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