Mahabalipuram that was formerly known as Mamallapuram is one of the
most frequented tourism destinations in Tamilnadu, a province in
India. The place is just 55 Kilometers off Chennai, the capital city
of Tamilnadu and forms a major excursion destination around it. In
fact, Mahabalipuram along with Chennai and Kanchipuram forms the
famous 'Golden Tourism Triangle' ashore Coromandel Coast.
Chennai is the nearest
airport from Mahabalipuram.
The nearest railway
station is at Chengalpattu, around 29 km away from Mahabalipuram.
Mahabalipuram is connected
with good network of roads to all nearby cities of Tamil Nadu.
Your travel vacations to
Mahabalipuram, the beautiful beach city located on a rocky outcrop
between the beach and a lagoon is going to be a life time experience.
Mahabalipuram is a blessed combination of history, good beaches and
hassle-free tourism. It is known for its group of pleasing rathas and
the dramatically carved relief depicting Arjuna's Penance. The
magnificent Shore Temple, built by king Rajasimha in the 7th century,
is an outstanding temple that has the shrines of both Shiva and
Vishnu. The Varaha Cave another major attraction which is one of the
many rock-cut caves in Mahabalipuram. The Krishna Mandapam, one of the
most visited places, has a bas-relief of Lord Krishna lifting the
Govardhan hill on his fingertips.
hh - heritage hotel ; ph -
palace hotel ; bh - boutique hotel ; gh - guest house ; hs - home stay