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Covelong (Kovalam) 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. Along with the beach, the village of Covelong, famous for its fishing activities draws many tourists, India's first surfing village here one can surf and stand up paddle in the right hand breaks also one can learn to surf in surf schools in this village like Bay of Life 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.


Looking for travel information about Covelong? Explore the best travel advice on Covelong, India. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Puducherry, India. Puducherry, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Vivekananda House And Museum, Marina Beach, Fort St George. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Pondicherry Airport. A vacation to Covelong can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Covelong*

  • Pollution Statistics in Covelong

    Know the pollution level of Covelong before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 69.91 (High)
    • Water Pollution 73.14 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 59.8 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 73.25 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60.1 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 74.36 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 64.69 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 63.78 (High)
  • Covelong: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Covelong for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Covelong.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.08 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 38.92 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 73.71 (High)
    • Car Stealing 35.77 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.83 (Low)
    • Attacks 37.57 (Low)
    • Drug offense 34.46 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.15 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.05 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.34 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.93 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.98 (Moderate)
  • Living in Covelong - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Covelong is 112.11 (High)

    • Safety Index 58.14 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 55.17 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 79.75 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45.4 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 27.33 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 70.04 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.68 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 74.77 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Covelong

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Covelong

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.62 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 47.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.79 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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