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Covelong Beach - Steeped In History


Covelong, a fishing village on the Tamil Nadu coastline, serves as a true delight for beach lovers. It is relatively close to Chennai and is in many ways, the perfect weekend getaway.

Tourist Places In And Around Covelong

Covelong has temples that belong to the 5th to the 8th century. Built by the Pallava dynasty, these temples exhibit the rich cultural heritage of erstwhile south Indian kingdoms. The Shore temples are an important attraction of Covelong that add to the tourist value of the region.

Covelong also has options for water sports and is the only spot in the country where options for windsurfing abound. A canal running parallel to the great Bay of Bengal separates Covelong from the mainland. Other major attractions of the region include the Covelong Beach, Catholic Church, Dutch Fort and Muttukadu Backwaters.

Covelong Weather

Covelong experiences the same hot and humid climate which is much characteristic of coastal Tamil Nadu. It would not be advisable to visit during summer when the temperature becomes as high as 38 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Covelong is from October to March, during winter.

How To Reach Covelong

Located in proximity to Tranquebar, Pondicherry and Chennai, the region enjoys good connectivity via road.

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How to Reach Covelong

  • By Road
    There are frequent buses to Covelong from the towns of Karaikal, Pondicherry and Tranquebar. The tickets are cheap, depending on the class of travel, but rarely come above 50 Rupees. You can also board a bus to Covelong from Chennai, or the nearby towns of Chidambaram, Villupuram and Kanchipuram.
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  • By Train
    The closest railway station to Covelong is the one at Chennai which is well connected to every major Indian station. It is a good option to travel to Chennai by train and then get to Covelong via bus or cab.
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  • By Air
    The closest airport to Covelong is in Chennai. It is almost at a distance of 34 kilometres from Covelong and is easily approachable by road. There are routine domestic and international services to Chennai. One can board a flight to Chennai which is connected to all major cities in the country and the world and then ride a bus or hire a cab to Covelong.
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