One of the longest in the world, the beach has a wide expanse
of glistening golden sands. The area fronting the beach is beautiful
landscaped. Worthy of special mention is a group of bronze figures
by the renowned Indian sculptor, Debi Prosad Rai Chaudhari, eulogizing
the 'Dignity of Labour'. These apart, the beach-front offers some
splendid examples of Indo-Saracenic architecture such as the Madras
University, the Chepauk Palace and the Presidency College.
Backwater and estuary, Muttukkadu is ideal for rides on motorized
boats or for wind surfing. Hire a pedal boat or a row boat for cruising
leisurely. Muttukkadu is ideally suited for angling and fishing.
India's Land's End. Kanyakumari or Cape Comorin is unique in
being surrounded by three seas, the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean
and the Arabian sea, and the confluence is called 'Thriveni Sangamam'.
Here one can get a breath-taking view of the Sunrise and Sunset
at their best. The multicoloured sand is yet another unique feature
of the beach here. Kanyakumari is a famous pilgrim centre, too.
The serene beach and shallow water here are ideal for swimming
This is the mainland linking the island of Rameswaram. It is
the Gateway to many small islands. It is bestowed with a quite beach
for sun and surf.
This is an ecological paradise situated off Mandapam. It is
notable for coral reefs and rare species of marine life such as
Dolphins. Permission from the Fisheries Department in Chennai is
necessary to visit the Islands.
40 kms away from the hustle and bustle of Chennai, Covelong
is a salubrious village, brisk with fishing activities.