Covelong also known as Kovalam is a suburb located towards the south of Chennai. Close vicinity to the main city has been the reason for upcoming evolutions in the area. East Coast Road connects the place to key nodes around including the temple town of Mahabalipuram and the French Colony of Pondicherry, two of the most prominent tourist attractions of Tamil Nadu. Developed initially as a port town by the Nawab of Carnatic, today the place is famed for its pristine Kovalam beach. Shallow waters and low tidal waves make it a perfect tourist enclave for many, including westerners. Along with the beach, the place has achieved special significance for its fishing activities in the midst of a moist clime. Metropolitan Transport Corporation and TNSTC Villupuram operate bus services in the region connecting it well to almost all areas in Chennai city. Being a port antecedently, the suburb is also accessible by boats along the seashore of Chennai and Chengalpattu. IT Expressway and SIPCOT Industrial Park at Sisuseri are located nearby making the place an apt commercial hub in days to come. Chennai International Airport at a short driving distance is a major highlight. First surfing institute of India, Kovalam Point Surf School is also located in the area. In addition, banks and hospitals in the near distance have added much more significance to this enclaved suburb.