What better way is there to start a Sunday rather a delicious breakfast and the view of rising sun?, probably you will say sleeping the whole day. 😉 But if you are living in Chennai then you should try an early morning drive along the East Cost Road(ECR).I have done it a number of times and still finds it appealing to go again.
Start early from Chennai and drive towards Mamallapuram along ECR. Do drive in an easy pace and enjoy the cool morning breeze. Make sure to reach Muttukadu boat house before sunrise to enjoy the morning sun.Park your vehicles near the boat house and get on the bridge for better view.Be a little careful as the bridge offers only a very narrow pedestrian path. The view from the bridge is amazing so don’t forget to bring your camera.
Sunrise from Muttukadu bridge
After enjoying the mesmerizing dawn, get back on the road and continue towards Mamallapuram. ECR passes through lot of beaches and is aptly named ECR scenic highway.Feel free to get down in a few and take a lot of pictures, after all pictures are the memoirs of good times.On the way you will see lots of people enjoying the scenic high way in cycles,cars and superbikes too!(ninjas,CBRs and bugattis are pretty common in sunday morning)
Continue further till you find Mamalla restaurant on your right.Its a pretty neat place in ECR to have breakfast from.Take a seat near window so as to enjoy tasty breakfast with soothing morning sun rays.
Mamalla Restaurant in ECR
This motel is a well known breakfast point along ECR, so you will get to see different kinds of people bikers/cyclers/runners .Last time I went, saw a group of people riding our good old Yezdis.
Mahabalipuram is hardly 4 km away, if you don’t have a tight schedule for the day go further and enjoy the Pallava port city. Else return to your schedule with a calm and fresh mind :).
View Mamalla Motel in ECR in a larger map
If you got any other nice places along ECR do comment, would love to visit it some time 🙂
Went again and it still feels awesome!! For the interested there is Radisson Blue in mahabalipuram but they charge 750+tx for a breakfast!