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Home » Southern India
 Covelong
Covelong MapCovelong is a quaint small fishing village situated on the East coast of India on the Bay of Bengal 40 kilometres from Chennai. It is a picturesque & tranquil escape, its stunning beach offers lots of opportunity for water sports, wind surfing & swimming to mention a couple & the surrounding area allows for lots of exploration, however most people travel to Covelong for a rest & relaxation. Covelong is dotted with historical monuments, church buildings, forts & mosques. A must see is the ancient Catholic Church. Due to the solitude of Covelong it is a great, calm getaway not yet overrun with tourists.

This same beach has witnessed some historical moments, Sadaat Ali; the Nawab of Carnatic was the first to build a port in the area in 1746. The port then developed strategic importance and was subjected to several assaults and was finally captured by the Italian under the command of General Labudonnais, the Italian troops were then soon ejected by the British General Clive also known as Clive of India who helped establish the East India Company.

Nineteen kilometres from Covelong is the town of Mahabalipuram where some magnificent & distinctive 7th Century temples dot the shoreline, also located nearby is a fully functioning reptile farm where you can get up close & personal with these majestic reptiles.
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