Explore the beaches in ChennaiPosted on March 30, 2016 by Saibala Grand

Business in and around Chennai is growing at a fast pace and so is business travel to the city. Each day hundreds of people visit the city on work. Such trips can be hectic. Early morning flights, stressful meetings, catching up with office emails and so much more. However, when it is almost time to wrap up work and relax in your hotel rooms - some have the urge to explore this old city. Known for its culture, heritage and delicious food - Chennai has a unique charm. So, if you're looking to spend a quiet evening exploring the city, what should you start with?

How about the beaches in Chennai?
Chennai is located on the Coromandel Coast off Bay of Bengal and is home to some fabulous beaches. The most famous among these is the Marina Beach.

Marina Beach:

This 13 km long beach runs from Besant Nagar in the South to Fort St. George in the North. It is the longest urban natural beach in India and the second longest urban natural beach in the world. It attracts a significant number of visitors through the year and is one among the most popular beaches in India. The beach is not only known for its pristine beauty, it also has a rich ecosystem. The Olive Ridley turtles nest on the beach during their mating season, chiefly between late October and April. The beach is also dotted with various monuments, memorials and statues commemorating World War martyrs, historic events and famous personalities. Fort St. George, a 1640 built monument, is also a popular attraction.

Covelong Beach:

The Covelong Beach is approximately 40 kms from Chennai and is easily accessible by a car. It is on the way to Mahabalipuram. The beach offers a soothing and calm ambiance with stunning sunrises and sunsets, shimmering sand and the gushing and receding waves. Apart from a range of thrilling water sports, the beach is also lined with historic monuments such as a Catholic Church, ruins of a Dutch fort and several temples and mosques. The long stretch of white sand lined with palm groves and scattered with colourful sea shells, provides a unique setting to unwind after a hectic day.

Elliot's Beach:

Elliot's Beach is the cleanest beach in South India. It attracts a lot of visitors through the year for its picturesque location, serene ambience and enthralling water sports. While some engage in swimming and surfing, others soak up the sun, while many enjoy gazing into the endless stretch of water. The famous Velankanni Church stands at the Southern end of the beach. There is also a stone monument erected in remembrance of Karl Schmidt, a Danish sailor who died saving a man from drowning.

Nettukuppam Beach:

If you're a photography buff, this is a must visit beach for you. Comparatively less crowded, the beach offers a great location to capture stunning photographs of the sea, the locals and the broken bridge extending into the water. The Nettukuppam Pier is a chosen point for travellers to sit and enjoy the tranquility of the place with the waves striking the piers and spraying water across.

The diversity of Chennai can cast a spell on you. This city has various interesting spots. You can go on a beautiful excursion, historic journey or culinary experience. To help you explore the place better, Saibala Grand can arrange for your local transportation, help you plan your itinerary and give you great deals on your stay. Our aim is to ensure you have a memorable stay in Chennai – whether you are here on business or leisure.

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