Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Coromandel Coast

Coromandel Coast (from Chola, an ancient people of India, and Mandal, a region), the name given to the east coast of India, from Cape Comorin to the mouth of the Krishna. The coast is constantly beaten by a heavy surf not to be faced in ordinary boats, and contains no harbour or safe place of refuge.