saunter, savoring under a benign sun with an Erich Segal romance, watching
the lone fisherman busy fixing their net - dainty dreams come alive in this
serene coastal hamlet called Covelong. A 40 km drive from Chennai brings you
to this genteel fisher-men hub in the Coromandel Coast.
Buzzing Around The Beach
Echoing History -
Covelong used to be a popular port of
the Nawabs of the Carnatic. The beautiful beach of Covelong lies in the lee
of an ancient Dutch fort. The whole area flanked with historical monuments
like forts (like the Dutch fort), churches (especially the ancient Catholic
Church), mosques and so on, resonate a mysterious aura of the bygone years.
More Destinations -
Close to Covelong is the fascinating
Mahabalipuram (19 km) awaiting with its 7th century Shore Temples, the
reptile breeding venture Crocodile Farm et al.
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 Chennai or Chengalpattu.
Stay Back at
Enough options are available at Covelong that suit various budgets. Chennai
as well as Mahabalipuram can also be good lodging options.