A call from the past, where history is carved in rocks
Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram is a town in Kancheepuram district and is 60kms away from the city of Chennai. It is an ancient historic town which was used as a port city during the 7th century by the Pallava dynasty in The South. The Rathas, The Mandapas, The Temples, The Caves are mostly all engraved with the deep historic carving of various figures and structures. The modern Mahabalipuram city was established by the British in the year 1827. Mahabalipuram is a very popular tourist destination among the national and the international tourists alike.
Things to do
The main attraction of Mahabalipuram is the 1500-year-old monument which still stands tall on the flat sandy beach. The other six ancient structures are now under water due to natural calamities striking the shores time and again. The sea-shore temple is a part of the UN heritage site and has intricate carving against the architecture built out of stones. A few places or pieces worth watching are the Arjuna’s penance, The Pancha Pandava Ratha, Sree Krishna’s Butter Ball and the descent of the Ganges. Do walk into The Indian Seashell Museum, which will enthral you with nature’s myriad hues and creativity. Visitors from immediate place plan for a Mahabalipuram Packages as a day tour and drive back home in case they reside closeby. For the adventure seeker, you could take a break from history and indulge in water sports. Mumu’s surf not only offers you a safe an exhilarating experience of the waves, but he is also a certified trainer who could train you on the basics of surfing and more.
Where to stay
Mahabalipuram being a very popular tourist destination down south has the best of hotels one could avail. Hotels are providing five-star accommodations for budgeting hotels serving your needs. You could also look for some Bed and breakfast options to absorb their daily living. You could also pre-book you Mahabalipuram Tour Packages from any of the hotels on-line.
Food at Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram is very cosmopolitan when it comes to food as it is a global tourist destination. You could choose from continental to Chinese or Indian to Mughlai. We would advise stick to local cuisine to soak in the best of Mahabalipuram.Le’ Yogi, L attitude 49, Good Luck Caf’ are a few to choose from. Hotel Radisson Blu, Hotel Mammalia Heritage is a few to name from the list.
How to reach
Air can approach Mahabalipuram, the closest airport being Chennai international airport which is 58 km away. Chengalpattu railway station is the nearest Railhead, which is just 29kms from Mahabalipuram and has a plenty of buses and taxis to take you to your destination. The major cities and metros, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, are very well networked through roads till Mahabalipuram.
Best time to visit
The best time to plan for your mahabalipuram Tour packages
is during the winters, from the month of October to March when the weather is very pleasant. Chennai is an boiling and dry place; thus, summers are often avoided.
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