Covelong

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Kovalam

Covelong
Suburban Village
Covelong Beach, view from south
Covelong Beach, view from south
Kovalam is located in Tamil Nadu
Kovalam
Kovalam
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Kovalam is located in India
Kovalam
Kovalam
Kovalam (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
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictKanchipuram
MetroChennai
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest cityChennai

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

Chennai Covelong Beach is one of the few places in the East Coast where surfing takes place. There is a surf school with resort in the beach and samudra community yoga school in front of the beach.

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