Coromandel Quest

Culture and coast.

Drive down the beautiful East Coast Road to the very tip of India.

Beach towns, colonial settlements and diverse cuisine.

About Coromandel Quest

The sunshine coast! An exquisite Dutch Fort, fishing villages, a temple with a 1000 pillars, and Land’s End. Yep, we managed to package this all into one amazing drive. 700+ kilometers along the coast means that you need to bring your swimming trunks along, so you can take a dip whenever we stop! To add to this adventure experience, we have some great south Indian cuisine, eclectic dishes, and wonderful empty highways as well. Get ready for a drive that will have you telling stories for the rest of your life!

Route Map


Travel Plan



Arrival in Chennai

  • Check-in
  • Final trip registration formalities
  • Introduction to all the participants
  • Briefing session followed by dinner


Chennai to Tranquebar – A drive along the eastern coast!

  • Flag-off from Chennai at 6:00am
  • Lunch Break
  • Arrive in Tranquebar and check in to the hotel
  • Dinner


An exquisite day in the Dutch town of Tranquebar

  • Breakfast by 8:00 am
  • Visit the Fort
  • Lunch
  • Free Time for shopping and souvenir hunting
  • Dinner at the hotel


Tranquebar to Rameshwaram – 296 km drive sticking to the coast on small back country roads!

  • Early morning departure
  • Lunch enroute
  • Sunset on the Pamban Bridge and check into the hotel
  • Dinner


Drive to Dhanushkodi – A walk through the ruins of the 1964 cyclone!

  • Early breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch in a quaint fishing village
  • A dip in the ocean
  • Dinner back at the resort in Rameshwaram


Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari – a drive to land’s end.

  • Early start from Rameshwaram, right after breakfast
  • Lunch enroute
  • Arrive in Kanyakumari and check in to the hotel
  • Dinner


Land’s End – Sunrise and Sunset from the same spot: Where else in the world are you going to see such a sight!

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Boat ride to the Vivekananda Rock and souvenir hunting on the Kanyakumari beach
  • Lunch
  • Visit to the Vattakottai Fort – a circular fort, which stood strong against the tidal waves of 2004!
  • Dinner at the Hotel


Kanyakumari to Karaikudi – a fast highway drive.

  • Early morning departure
  • Lunch enroute
  • Arrive in Karaikudi and check in to the hotel
  • Gala Dinner


Karaikudi to Chennai – a fast highway run

  • Early morning departure
  • Lunch
  • Arrival in Chennai by 5pm
  • Farewells

Pack List

  • Driving Licence
  • Credit/ Debit Card
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Comfortable driving clothes
  • Raincoat / umbrella
  • Light Jacket for evenings
  • Sandals / walking shoes
  • Clothes for 8 days
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries
  • Medication
  • Odomos / mosquito repellent
  • Refreshments / snacks for the driving days
  • Camera
  • Battery packs / chargers for phones
  • Car phone chargers
  • Music

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