Thursday, 31 October 2013

Mahabalipuram – Must visit Ancient Historic Town

Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram is one of the ancient historic town and very attractive tourist places in Tamilnadu, India. This was a Seventh Century Port city of the South Indian Dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 KM south from Chennai in Tamilnadu, India. It is believed to have been named after the Pallava King Mamalla. There are large Cave temples, Chariots, Sculptures and structural Temples in Mahabalipuram. The pillars are of the Dravidian order. The sculptures are excellent examples of Pallava art. It has various historic monuments, mostly rock-cut and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pancha Rathas

Stone Art Carving
Lion - Stone sculpture
Cave Temple
Elephant - Stone carving
Weather: Winter (Nov to Feb) is the good time to visit Mahabalipuram. Though it’s raining sometimes, this is the best time to visit comparing to hot summer weather (March to May). The minimum temperature during winter is 16°C and maximum temperature in summer is 42°C making it very hot and difficult to go out in summer.

Language spoken: Tamil and English are widely known languages in Mahabalipuram.

How To Reach Mahabalipuram: Chennai is the nearest Metro city for Mahabalipuram. It has well connected road along Bay of Bengal coastal.

Air: Chennai (60-km) is the nearest airport with both domestic and international terminus. Chennai is connected with all the major places in India through the numerous domestic flights. International flights operate from various parts of the World to Chennai. From Airport, take road to reach Mahabalipuram.

Rail: The nearest railway stations are Chengalpattu (29-km) and Chennai (60-km). From these stations need to take road to reach Mahabalipuram.

Road: Buses are available from Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Chennai to Mahabalipuram. The travel in the Bay of Bengal coastal road from Chennai to Mahabalipuram is a pleasant experience. Tourists can also hire a taxi from Chennai.

Accommodation in Mahabalipuram:

There are many hotels available in Mahabalipuram in all budgets to serve wide range of tourists. There are lot of good hotels, beach resorts available in and around Mahabalipuram. Some of the star rated hotels are GRT Temple Bay, Mamalla Beach Resort, Quality Inn MGM Beach Resort, and Sterling Beach Resort.

By visiting this ancient town, one can enjoy the vacation and get to know the historic culture.

19 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful carving, superb photos.

Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

amazing carvings!

Launna said...

There is such rich history here... beautiful ;-)

Carletta said...

What awesome architecture!

Thanks for your visit. :)

Birdman said...

LOVE your banner shot. That's a lot of PINK!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I wish to see this beautiful place someday.

Indrani said...

It was wonderful revisiting with you here. Great shots!

Bhushavali N said...

That's a nice travelogue! :)
Mahabs is a place that I always love!!! :)
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Inger said...

What a beautiful place and you did a great job writing it up. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Jhon Lockar said...

Yep, know precisely what you imply. Its not simply the shops neither. Young people who drive close to with their boom box arranged on high that you are able to listen to their boom growth

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Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de valioso Património....
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JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful place to visit! Your pictures are so pretty.

Sarah said...

What a lovely place, those carvings are amazing. Sarah x

aspiritofsimplicity said...

It seems like a lovely place

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those carvings and sculptures are amazing!

Rose said...

Wow! amazing stone carves!

Jim said...

Great shots.

Farm Girl said...

Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing.

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