Few weekends back we had a family outing on ECR (east coast road) and on a leisure drive we went till Chinna Cuddalore beach near the mouth of River Palar... about 80km from Chennai. The indefinite drive took us around the Kalpakkam Township which created for the employees working in the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research and Power Station.
|Calm backwater across the township|
I come across the Kalpakkam Township after long back and I really like this place for its quiet clam environment and beautiful lanes and well maintained gardens and greenery and trees and Backwaters Lake. There are about 26,000 people reside there hailing from across the country and they are provided with all amenities like schools, hospital, shopping complex and sports ground. There are about 4,920 quarters and the township was established in 1979.
|Beautiful lane across the township|
The township was parted by two, which was cut cross by a backwater canal close to Bay of Bengal and the two sides are connected by two beautiful bridges, and the backwater is visited by many migratory birds. The platforms lay beside the backwater was inviting to take a walk leisurely in evening and checking the birds and the plenty of trees gives huge shelter on both sides of the lanes.
|Chinna cuddalore beach|
We carried our lunch along with us and had at one of a trees shelter along the ECR and went discovering the Chinna Cuddalore beach, coming across the country side with paddy fields and herd of goats. The way to the beach is an isolated lane with the company of green coconut groves and at the end of the beach a fishing research centers have being on construction in full fledge.
On our way back home we stopped at the Palar river bridge to take few shots on the river bed and leftover water. It’s been years water flowed through this river and the illegal sand mine is one of a reason to barren its flow... and I always wish for an off-road trail on the river bed which never happened and don’t believe to be happening though! sign