#11 of 19 Places to Visit in Mahabalipuram
Distance (From Mahabalipuram): 23 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
Place Location: On Chennai - Mahabalipuram Road
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: 1. Muttukadu (4 Kms ahead) can be visited along with this place
2. Crocodile & Snake Bank (5 Kms) can be visited along with this place
3. This place can be also visited from Chennai (35 Kms)
At a distance of 23 Kms from Mahabalipuram and 35 Kms from Chennai (on Chennai - Mahabalipuram Road) Covelong/Kovalam is a famous beach resort and one of the popular tourist places to visit near Chennai.
It was originally just a small fishing village, but now also expanded to become one of the most famous beach resorts in South India. You can still explore the old sea port that used to exist there. Numerous quality beach resorts can be found at Kovalam. The beaches at that location are absolutely exquisite, and are greatly enjoyed by all that visit there. It is also to these beaches that the well-known Olive Ridley Turtles travel to every year to hatch their eggs.
Swimmimg and wind surfing are popular activities at this beach.