Muttukadu Boathouse: Boating on backwaters, ECR, Chennai

Muttukadu boathouse is situated on the East coast road, ECR, on the outskirts of Chennai. Muttukadu is famous for boating on the backwaters.

Muttukadu Boating information & price:

  • 36 Kms from Chennai on East coast road aka ECR towards Mahabalipuram
  • Open from 9 AM to 5 PM & run by TTDC
  • A variety of boating choices:
    • Row boating for Rs 130 for 30 minutes
    • Speed boating for Rs. 450 for 10 minutes
    • Power boating for 8 members for Rs. 350
    • Shared Boating 30 minutes ride cost Rs. 50
  • Contact: 9952995827

Sunset, muttukadu boat house, chennai

Muttukadu Boathouse is situated 36 Km from Chennai and 23 Kms from Adyar along the East coast road or the road towards Mahabalipuram. Muttukadu boating is done over Muttukadu backwaters. The backwaters are formed due to a lake connected to the Bay of Bengal to the East of Muttukadu Boathouse.

Muttukadu has become famous as a weekend outing place or a picnic place for people from Chennai in recent years. And it becoming one of best places to see in Chennai. From the safety point of view, everyone on boating is given a life jacket.  An evening at muttukadu boating houseMuttukadu Boat House, Chennai, in evening

This place is an ideal choice for family outings for a day. You can spend some peace time with your family away from city life, enjoy nice ride along ECR, have boating fun together. After purchasing the ticket, people wait inside the waiting room which is made up of bamboos and looks great. They announce your turn over mike and then accordingly people catch the boat.

Muttukadu boat house eveningWooden dock from where people ride a boat

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ECR bridge from Muttukadu boat houseA closer look at Muttukadu Boating

  • Feels great to walk over wooden dock over water
  • Drivers of powerboat takes us first towards city, the west end of backwaters.
  • Return, go eastwards towards sea
  • Crossing under the ECR bridge is really very exciting part of it.
  • If asked driver can cross under the bridge twice or thrice
  • This total power ride fun lasts for about 30-40 mins.

Other places of interests near by along ECR (East Coast Road) are:

  • MGM Beach resorts: 1 Km
  • Dakshinachitra heritage center: 2 Kms
  • Covelong aka kovalam beach: 4 kms
  • Crocodile park, vada nemmeli: 10 kms
  • Mahabalipuram: 22 kms

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13 thoughts on “Muttukadu Boathouse: Boating on backwaters, ECR, Chennai

    • trekkerp Post author

      most of the boats have engines and they move fast… but yes if you can book a boat, lets say you pay for 6/8 person then you can ask the driver to halt or slow down in the water.

  1. Jatin Goyael

    thanks for the valueable information u made my trip realy easy and just thanks.
    Awesome choice of words to describe places.
    Realy good
    And like it said in Chattisgarh “Bahut bhadiya ek dum chi aur thu type bhadiya”.
    Keep up the good work…………


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