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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Mahabalipuram – Must visit ancient historic town

Mahabalipuram is a must visit ancient historic town in Tamilnadu
Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram is one of the ancient historic places in Tamilnadu, India which attracts tourist from all over the World. Mahabalipuram was a seventh century port city of the South Indian dynasty ruled by the Pallavas kingdom.  It’s located around 60 KM south of Chennai in Tamilnadu, India. It is believed that it has been named after the Pallava King ‘Mamalla’. There are many cave temples, chariots, sculptures and structural Temples in Mahabalipuram. The pillars are derived from the Dravidian culture. The sculptures are excellent examples of Pallava art. It has various historic monuments mostly rock-cut sculptures across the town. Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Important structures to see in Mahabalipuram:
•    Cave Temple
•    Elephant creatures
•    Varaha cave Temple
•    Pancha Rathas
•    Shore Temple

Weather: Winter (Nov to Feb) is the good time to visit Mahabalipuram. Though it’s raining sometimes, winter 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 language in Mahabalipuram.

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

Air: Chennai (60-km) is the nearest airport with both domestic and international terminals. Chennai is well connected with most of the cities in India by domestic flights and trains. There are International flights operating from various parts of the World to Chennai. From Airport, it will take one hour to reach Mahabalipuram by road.

Rail: The nearest railway stations are Chengalpattu (29-km) and Chennai (60-km).

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 hire a taxi from Chennai, Chengalpet.

Accommodation in Mahabalipuram: There are many hotels and resorts available in Mahabalipuram in all budgets to serve wide range of Tourists. Taj Fisherman's Cove, GRT Temple Bay, Mamalla Beach Resort, Quality Inn MGM Beach Resort, and Ideal Beach Resort are well known resorts in Mahabalipuram.


  1. What an amazing looking building.
    Many thanks.

  2. India is full with must-see places - places of historical and religious importance. I've never been there but I know this from fellow bloggers. I always enjoy reading about their visits in various parts of the country.

  3. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

  4. Hello, beautiful temple. I am sure the tourist love visiting this city. I am happy for all the world's heritage sites. Enjoy your day!

  5. ...WOIW, a part of the world that I may never see for myself! Thanks for sharing.

  6. a lot of great information...inda is not on my list of places to visit so i enjoyed reading about it!!!

  7. Very interesting. Our kids are traveling around the world. Today they go from a safari in Tanzania, to Turkey to Paris! I'm not inclined to travel like this!

  8. That sounds like an interesting place to visit.

  9. Never heard of this place till now but I do like the sound of it

  10. Sounds like an interesting place to visit!

  11. Must be an interesting place to visit. I have never been to India.

  12. What a great place to visit! Great sites to see with all the temples, art, etc.

  13. Thanks for sharing this information.

    All the best Jan