Covelong – beach resort near Chennai

Covelong – a picture perfect combination of the sun, sand and sea near Chennai. Covelong is a dream holiday destination for tourists and travellers who want to enjoy their vacation in an ambience of peace and tranquillity. The palm fringed sun soaked beaches of Covelong near Chennai has become one of the most popular beach resorts on the Coromandel Coast in recent years. This breathtakingly beautiful beach dotted with historical monuments like forts, churches, mosques is extremely popular among honeymooners and foreign tourists seeking privacy and solitude.

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View of the golden sands of Covelong beach

Where is Covelong?

Covelong is just 40 Km from Chennai, the capital of Tamilnadu. It lies on the East Coast Road that connects Chennai and Mahabalipuram.

About Covelong

Originally, a port strategically built by the Nawab of Carnatic, Saadat Ali is reminiscent of our glorious past. In the year 1746 Covelong was taken over by the troops of the French General Laboudonnais and in 1752 destroyed by English General Robert Clive during the Carnatic war.
The beautiful beach of Covelong lies in the lee of an ancient Dutch fort which today has been transformed by the Taj group into a five- star luxury beach resort and named Taj Fisherman’s Cove.
Covelong, a calm and serene village known for its fishing activities till early nineties emerged as a beautiful weekend getaway from Chennai, – thanks to the initiative taken by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation.

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Scope of windsurfing at Covelong beach

Covelong has something to offer for everyone, whether he is to relax or in a mood of some adventure. Taking a sunbath in the serene and pristine environment of this clean and unpolluted beach replenishes the energy and rejuvenates the soul in an incomparable manner. The beach also offers an incredible range of sports activities like windsurfing, swimming and other water sports for all those adventure lovers. It is the only beach in Coromondal coast having windsurfing facilities.

Sightseeing in and around Covelong

Besides enjoying the beauty of nature at Covelong beach, the ruins of the Old Dutch fort serves as a memoir of the past.
Presence of historical monuments like churches, mosques, and fort enriches the travel experience further. The ancient Catholic Church at Covelong is extremely popular among tourists. This beautiful church is not only popular among Christian community but is also favourite among tourists visiting Covelong or Chennai.

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View of the majestic church at Covelong beach

The shore temple of Mahabalipuram is just 19 Km away and is a must visit for tourists visiting Tamilnadu. This architectural masterpiece is one of the most visited temples of South India.
Then there is a Crocodile farm nearby which provides the unique option of viewing Crocodile from close quarter.

How to reach Covelong?

By Air – Chennai is the nearest airport at a distance of nearly 50 Km.
By Rail—Chennai is the nearest railhead at a distance of around 45 Km.
By Road – There are regular bus services from Chennai to Covelong.

Where to Stay at Covelong?

Taj Fisherman’s Cove, the five star beach resort of Taj group is the best option for staying in Covelong. For booking contact 044-67413333.

To know more about this extraordinary Taj Vivanta Resort, just log on to: http://www.vivantabytaj.com/Fishermans-Cove-Chennai/Overview.html
One can also stay at Chennai or Mahabalipuram where there are a lot more staying options available.

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