It was a hot summer day and my trip to Chennai was fast coming to an end. Though I had seen a lot of the town, I was yet to see the much-talked about wonderful things on the beautiful East Coast Road. How could we leave without seeing these? Off to a tour agent and we booked for a trip in a bus to the coastal sites.

 Kovalam Beach, Chennai by KARTY JazZ, wikimedia
Kovalam Beach, Chennai by KARTY JazZ, wikimedia

Cholamandal Artists’ Village (pix by Destination8infinity, wikimedia)

This Village was established in 1966 by the artists credited with the Madras Movement of Art (1950s–1980s), bringing modernism to South India. The founders of this acclaimed international artists’ community was K. C. S. Paniker, the principal of the Madras School of Arts, and 39 other artists.

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