Friday, 5 April 2013

E --- Elliots Beach!

The Elliots beach is located in South Chennai. It is more popularly know as Besant Nagar Beach (an area in Chennai) or Bessie. This beach is a popular hangout place among college students, loving couples in particular. You can spot them holding hands and walking together or huddled together glued in romantic talk. This part of Chennai houses mostly higher class people (in my opinion). This is proved by the kind of vehicles and bikes you get to see. I have seen Audis, BMWs, Mercedes and even a Ducati which is hard to spot normally in Chennai. If you happen to visit it on a weekend, the place is crowded with these couples and also singles with their friends, especially in the evenings.
Schmidt Memorial-
Image source: wikipedia.org

The name Elliots comes from Edward Elliots who was a governor of Madras before Independence. A famous landmark found in this beach is the Karl Schmidt memorial which looks like a gateway. This was built in memory of a Dutch sailor who lost his life saving a drowning swimmer.

On the other side of the beach, the road is lined with numerous restaurants and cafes. A lot of tourists are also spotted here. During festival times, the beach is packed. The beach serves as an apt locale for taking some nice photographs.

Do visit this place to enjoy the nature's beauty.

7 comments:

  1. What I miss the most after moving over here is this place. :-(

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  2. Oh how I wish I could stroll along the beach right now. Instead, I'm faced with grey skies and spatterings of snow in England. Your world seems very colorful to me.

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  3. Ah the Schmidt Memorial ! Whatte place Elliots is

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  4. I love beaches, but sadly the only one in Singapore is man-made!

    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
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  5. Living in Colorado, I do miss the beach.

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  6. I have been to Elliots only once. Awesome place it is. One must surely visit the beach once in his lifetime!

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  7. Amazing place! we spent our last days of college in bessi (really proud about it)
    One of the best beaches, clean. Yummy restaurants around.

    Keep smiling,
    Lakshmi

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