along the East Coast Road gives rise to a
spectacular scenic beauty with beaches and
fishermen hamlets. Presently, the East Coast
Road has been extended up to Thoothukudi via
Chidambaram, Karaikal, Nagapattinam,
Thiruthuraipoondi, Adirampattinam, Meemisal,
Thondi, Ramnad. The total length of the road is
595 km from Chennai to Thoothukudi, but as of
now work has almost completed till Ramnad,
remaining 200 km work on pending.
Prior to the completion of the East Coast Road,
the ECR mainly consisted of village roads
connecting one fishermen hamlet to another. The
vital connecting link then was the Old
Mahabalipuram Road till Mahabalipuram.
The much sought after Pondicherry was reached
from Chennai through the still existent and busy
route via Tindivanam along NH-45.
To reach East Coast Road (ECR) from
ECR Road is most scenic from Chennai, first
junctions is Thiruvamiyur and take ECR from
there. This road is four lanes till “ECR-
This road is packed with most of the chennai’s
entertainments parks, resorts, and open air
theatres like VGP, MGM, Mayajal, and TTDC Boat
house at Muttukadu, Kovalam Beach, Beach
ECR is a toll road and starts from Uthandi and
you need to pay Rs.48/- (approxi.) for one way
trip. There is only limited petrol banks are on
ECR. You can full you fuel tanks for fewer
prices at Puducherry.
After 30-45 minutes of travel from Thirvanmiyur
you will reach mamallapuram where you can plan
for your breakfast.
It will take 1 hr to 15 min. you to reach
Marakanam from mamallapuram. And from there
another 45 min. to reach Puducherry Town.
Mamallapuram An UNESCO
World Heritage Site
recognized for its pallava
the shore temples
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