Covelong Beach, one of the elegant beaches around Chennai is located on the coast of Coromandel.Covelong also well-known as Kovalam is a cute fishing village sited 40km near the South of Chennai .Covelong has a lot of historical consequence attached to it. It was built by the Carnatic Nawab in the seventeen hundreds, then captured by the French and afterwards shattered by the British.
The charming Covelong village is illustrious for its beach which creates a centre of attention to tourists from all over the world. This beach is ultimate place for the people who would like to lighten up from the hectic activities of the city. The beach catches the attention of palm trees and rocks which adds to its picturesque beauty.
PLACES TO SEE
The ancient Dutch Fort, one of the most frequented tourist spots in the region of Covelong, was built by the Dutch. The ruin of the fort, which was built by The Dutch East India Company, is one of the preferred sightseeing attractions of the small hamlet
The ancient Catholic Church at Covelong is awfully popular in the midst of tourists. This is a must visit amongst the many spiritual monuments at Covelong.
HOW TO REACH
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
The typical weather of the beach is pleasant and any one can holiday Covelong any time in the year. However the best time to visit the beach is October to March