Covelong

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Kovalam
கோவளம்
Covelong
Suburban Village
Covelong Beach, view from south
Covelong Beach, view from south
Kovalam is located in Tamil Nadu
Kovalam
Kovalam
Kovalam is located in India
Kovalam
Kovalam
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°47′33″N 80°15′11″E / 12.7925°N 80.2530°E / 12.7925; 80.2530Coordinates: 12°47′33″N 80°15′11″E / 12.7925°N 80.2530°E / 12.7925; 80.2530
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanchipuram
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Chennai

(Tamil: கோவளம்) Kovalam (Covelong) is a fishing village in Chennai, India, 40 kilometres south of Chennai, on the East Coast Road en route to Mahabalipuram. Covelong was a port town developed by the Nawab of Carnatic, Saadat Ali. It was taken over by the French in 1746, and destroyed by the British in 1752.

The Dutch built a fort in Covelong during the colonial times, which today has been made the Taj Fisherman's Cove, a private luxury beach resort. An ancient Catholic church on the beach is another attraction. There is also a Dharga & temple nearby the beach.

Kovalam Beach,Chennai - Mid Sea Diving

Covelong Beach is one of the few places in the East Coast where wind surfing takes place. There is a surf school with resort in the beach.

How to reach here[edit]

Easy access by Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) and East Coast Road (ECR) from Chennai.

Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai)(MTC) and TNSTC Villupuram operate bus services which connect almost all areas in Chennai city and Covelong. Apart from this, the village can also be accessed by boat, along the seashore of Chennai or Chengalpattu.

Bus route[edit]

Metropolitan Transport Corporation (Chennai)(MTC) bus routes plying in Kovalam.

Via ECR

Route Number Start End Via
19E Kovalam Broadway MGM,VGP, Thiruvanmiyur, Adyar, Mylapore, Royapettah, Central
19G Kovalam Broadway MGM,VGP, Thiruvanmiyur, Adyar, DMS, TVS, Central
PP19xt Broadway Kovalam MGM,VGP, Thiruvanmiyur, Adyar, Santome, AIR, Secretariat
PP49 Koyambedu Kovalam Vadapalani, Liberty, T.Nagar, Saidapet, Adyar, Thiruvanmiyur, VGP, MGM
T151K Kovalam Tambaram East MGM,Uthandi, Akkarai, Sholinganallur, Medavakkam, Camp road
588 Adyar Mamallapuram Thiruvanmiyur, VGP, MGM, Kovalam, Thiruvedanthai, Vadanemmeli, Devanery
588B Broadway Mamallapuram Annasquare,AIR, Santhome, AMS, Adyar, Thiruvanmiyur, VGP, MGM, Kovalam, Thiruvedanthai, Vadanemmeli, Devanery

THIS ROUTE IS AVAILABLE ONLY ON SUNDAY AND GOVERNMENT HOLIDAYS

588C Koyambedu Mamallapuram Vadapalani, Ashok nagar, Guindy, Madhya kailash, Thiruvanmiyur, VGP, MGM, Kovalam, Thiruvedanthai, Vadanemmeli, Devanery
589 Velachery Mamallapuram SRP Tools, Thiruvanmiyur, VGP, MGM, Kovalam, Thiruvedanthai, Vadanemmeli, Devanery
599 Mamallapuram T Nagar Saidapet, Adyar, Thiruvanmiyur, VGP, MGM, Kovalam, Thiruvedanthai, Vadanemmeli, Devanery

Via Kelambakkam

Route Number Start End Via
T151 Kovalam Tambaram East Kelambakkam, Navalur, Sholinganallur, Medavakkam, Camp road
517 Pallavaram Vada nemmeli Tambaram,Vandalore zoo, Mambakkam, Kandigai, Kelambakkam, Kovalam, Thiruvedanthai
517K Kovalam Pallavaram Kelambakkam, Navalur, Sholinganallur, Medavakkam, Kovilambakkam, Echangadu, Vels college
566B Pattur Kovalam Kundrathur, Pallavaram, Tambaram, Vandalore zoo, Mambakkam, Kandigai, Kelambakkam
587 Thiruporur Broadway Kelambakkam, Kovalam, MGM,VGP, Thiruvanmiyur, Adyar, Santome, AIR, Secretariat

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