Located near the capital city of Chennai is the small village of Covelong. If you are looking for a beautiful weekend gateway, far from the maddening urban crowds, then look no further than the sun and sands of the tranquil beaches of Covelong. This comparatively calm and beautiful beach is not thronged by tourists –unlike the other beaches in the region.It provides a perfect location for a relaxed vacation and some good quality time with your loved ones.
One of the main highlights of this region is obviously the Dutch Fort—which is now in ruins. Erected in the later years of the19th century, parts of this magnificent structure have now been converted into a resort and provide an idyllic location for tourists from all corners of the world. While in Covelong, head towards its Catholic Church, which is a popular place of worship for the locals and visitors alike. The tall structure of this church is one of the most popular landmarks of Covelong. Once you have had enough of this small village, it is a good idea to head towards the rock temples of nearby Mahabalipuram—which were constructed between the 6th – 8th centuries and are an important inclusion in the itinerary of all tour operators and tourists.