During a trip to India, we wanted to take a break and go to Mahabalipuram and show the kids just an amazingly beautiful place that had withstood the test of time. So we decided to stay for a couple of days at the Fisherman’s Cove Resort, which is en route to the temples. I had seen the picture post card idyllic views of this lovely Taj property many times and the idea of staying at a cottage on the beach with a hammock literally outside your front door was perfect.
The minute you enter the tile lined lobby which resembles a giant sunroom with beautiful old world furniture and ceiling fans, you literally are transported a world away from the heat and congestion of Chennai. We walked across the palm tree filled pool area to our room and were stunned that we were literally on the beach.
Any beach, anywhere in the world just brings a level of contentment to me that few other things do, and this was one of those moments that just made me feel blissful. The room was spacious and at this point, the hammock on the porch was what we were most attracted to.
It is not an exaggeration to say that except for our sleeping hours, we either sat /walked on the beach or lay on our hammocks reading and watching the sunrise and sunsets. The tides get pretty dangerous here, and they do warn about swimming at those times. From the beach, you can see the distant temples of Mahabalipuram (we have featured the temples in a separate post).
During the tsunami several years ago, Fisherman’s Cove suffered extensive damages. They have remodelled the place significantly and as I walked through the property during a recent visit, everything that took our breath away remains intact.
If you do plan to visit the shore temples of Mahabalipuram or simply want to get away even for a day from Chennai, this property will transport you a world away.
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