Merely, 40 kms away from the hustle and bustle of Chennai, Covelong is a
dreamy village. But it is brisk with fishing activities. The sea and the
surf here are gentle. The charming spot of Covelong is at a distance of
forty kilometers from the capital city of Tamil Nadu Chennai. The tourists
and the travelers throng the quiet village. The vivacious village of
Covelong is renowned for its fishing activities. In the fishing village the
swaying palms and the beautiful beach entice people from across the globe.
The environs, ambience, peace, tranquility and the infrastructure at the
Covelong beach come together to make it one of the most popular beach
resorts on the Coromandel Coast. In the yester years Covelong was the
renowned port of the Nawabs of the Carnatic. On digging the past it is
revealed that Saadat Ali, Nawab of Carnatic, built the ancient port of
Covelong. In the year 1746 Covelong was taken over by the troops of the
French General Laboudonnais and in 1752 destroyed by Clive.
Aqua adventure !
For all the adventure seekers the breathtakingly beautiful beach of
Covelong has an amazing world of sports activities like windsurfing,
swimming and other water sports. The gentle sea and surf add to the charm of
Covelong. The beautiful beach of Covelong lies in the lee of an ancient
Dutch fort. A few walls of the fort remain in the form of ruins. Thus,
besides the beauty of nature, the captivating destination of Covelong is
adorned with the historical monuments likes forts, churches, mosques et al.
thus the secular nature of the area. In its own way Covelong reveals the
history of the state of Tamil Nadu. The ancient Catholic Church is a must
visit amongst the many religious monuments at Covelong.
For those of you who feel holidays are for relaxing and comforting sunbath
is the best bet. The experience of being in the serene and the pristine
environs recharge with the energy and rejuvenates the soul in an
Mystical excursions !
Close to Covelong is the exquisite Mahabalipuram, nineteen kilometers to be
precise. While visiting Mahabalipuram it is simply impossible to miss out on
the unique 7th century shore temples. Then there is the Crocodile farm,
which is a large, and successful reptile breeding venture that invites you
to view the crocodiles from close quarters.
The embracing destination Covelong is well connected and easily accessible.
The airport at Chennai at a distance of sixty kilometers caters to the needs
of the air transport to Covelong. Similarly the railhead at Chennai takes
care of the tourists traveling to Covelong by train. The excellent road
network link Covelong with Chennai and Mahabalipuram well. There are regular
bus services from Chennai to Covelong though for more comfort you may even
hire taxis. In terms of water transport Covelong may be reached by boat
along the seacoast of Madras or Chengalpattu.
Unpack here !
In terms of accommodations enough options are available at Covelong that
suit various budgets. The hotels at Covelong, Chennai as well as
Mahabalipuram may fulfill your needs.