The seashore which has preserved for centuries the history of a powerful Kingdom ruled by the Pallavas is Mahabalipuram located in Chennai, the capital of the South Indian state Tamilnadu.The 20km long beach is a treasure of art and culture nurtured under the patronage of the Pallava Kings.

Mahabalipuram - City Guide

Mahabalipuram is a place where art, culture, tradition, nature join together to enchant you.Mahabalipuram is the most sought after tourist destination which has more options for many exciting activities.

Simply loitering on the beach itself will be an enthralling experience taking you away from your busy routines. Tourists visiting this beach, prefer to spend their quality time with family and friends enjoying a sun bathe.

The temples and chariots built on the sea shore are the engineering marvels and the visitors are puzzled looking at the monuments built on a single stone and the huge rock cut architectures. People of all age groups get fascinated visiting the cave temples.

Besides the sea shore and the stone wonders, there is a crocodile farm and a snake venom extraction entre. Apart from sight seeing, the tourists can enjoy doing activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing. Yoga, fishing and boating are the other activities attracting large number of tourists.

Best time to visit :

Best time to visit Mahabalipuram is during the months of Oct to Jan. During this time the climate will be well suited for sightseeing. During the summer season the temperature can reach up to 39 degree Celsius.

Way To Reach :

Mahabalipuram is very near to Chennai. There are busses to Mahabalipuram from Chennai Tambaram. The nearest railway station is Chennai central and Egmore. There are lots of taxi service to Mahabalipuram from Chennai.