If you’re looking to move past the beaches and take a morning walk or evening drive at an alternate breezy location, near the East Coast Road, then Casuarina Drive is the lane to visit. Located in Neelankarai, minutes away from the Palavakkam beach is truly a walker’s paradise. Especially for those of you love gazing at pretty villas, rustic doors and enjoy a scenic walk by lanes beside the beach. One turn into the lane and you’re welcomed by vintage lamp posts and many metallic & wooden doors.
Architecture lovers could relax and unwind on the cement benches of the promenade. If you happen to visit during pleasant evenings, you can take a stroll along with the Great Danes taking their daily walk. Developed in the last fifteen years, Casuarina Drive has a mix of modern, glass, sophisticated and heritage homes.
If you’re lucky enough, you might just spot actor Vijay exploring his neighbourhood. Especially since the road leads to one of the cleaner beaches of the city, walking here, even during the monsoons makes for such a lovely time! Personally, for someone who has always been intrigued by roads and doorways in the villages of Rajasthan, Casuarina Drive makes for a scenic tour. So, this weekend, make sure you take a break away from your usual route and walk by this hidden spot by the beach.