Mahabalipuram City Guide

If you want to have the charm of beaches as well as pleasure of rich history, you should visit seaside town of Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram). Mahabalipuram is an important city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu situated on the seashore of the Bay of the Bengal. It is just 60 km away from Chennai (the Capital City of Tamil Nadu).

Mahabalipuram is one of history's fascinating mysteries. You wiMahabalipuramll surly lost in the intricate history of Mamallapuram. It is a predominant beach destination in Tamil Nadu offering you golden opportunity to have the pleasure of history against the picturesque setting of picturesque beaches. The history of Mahabalipuram is wearing a veil of mystery. It is puzzle and nothing is known exact about it.

Mahabalipuram is widely famous for its magnificent architectures, temples and sculptures. It is often described as the "Open Air Museum of Sculptures". With its beach charm and mysterious history, the temple city of Mahabalipuram has been today a popular tourist destination in India. A large number of tourists visit India for travel and tours in Mahabalipuram to spend their beach vacation as well exploring mysterious history of city. The city is widely famous for its rock-cut art or rock carvings which can be seen its temples and architectures.

As predominant tourist destination of India the city has a lot to offers tourists. When we talk about Mahabalipuram's attractions, the Shore Temple has top position. As the name suggests it is situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the olden beautifully carved and structural temples of South India. It is five-storied Hindu Temple Complex built in stone and has pyramidal structure. It is made up of finely chiseled local granite. Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are the main deities of the temple complex. The shire of goddess of Durga seated on her lion vahana also can be seen the temple complex. It has been classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Besides the Shore Temple Complex, the Varaha Cave is also a worth visit attraction ofBook Your Tour Mahabalipuram tours. It is a small rock-cut Mandapam (Hall). The architecture is awesome and beautiful. The hall has two incarnations of Vishnu –Varaha and Vamana – Dwarf. Various rock-cut temples are also worth visiting. Krishna Temples is one of the oldest rock-cut temples in Mahabalipuram. Arjuna Penance is another popular attraction of Mahabalipuram city tours. Travellers can also take an excursion to Kanchipuram – famous for temples and silk sarees. Kanchipuram is popularly described as the Golden Town of Thousand of Temples..

Mahabalipuram Dance Festival held in January/February every year in the complex of Shore Temple is worldwide famous and attract the tourists from all over India and abroad for Mahabalipuram, India tours. The blend of music created from the musical instruments and the natural music of wind and the sea waves create a captivating ambiance.

Major Tourist Attractions in Mahabalipuram:-

Shore Temple, Rock Cut Temples, Varaha Caves, Rock Cut Mandapam, Mahabalipuram Dance Festival, Five Rathas (chariots), Sculpture Museum.

Places to Visit around Mahabalipuram:-

Kanchipuram, Tiger Caves – a rock-cut shrine, Tirukkalikundram – Pilgrimage Centre, Muttukadu – an ideal place for water sports & fun.

Where to Stay in Mahabalipuram:-

Temple Bay Ashok Beach Resort, Fisherman's Cove, K.G. Emerald Beach Resort, etc.

How to Reach Mahabalipuram:-.

  • By Air:- The nearest airport is Chennai. Chennai is well-connected with all major cites of India and abroad.
  • By Rail:- The nearest railway station is Chengalpattu, 29 km away. It is well-connected with Chennai and other major cities of South India.
  • By Road:- Mahabalipuram is well-connected by road to Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tirukkalikundram and Pondicherry.