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Mahabalipuram Travel Guide

,Tamil Nadu

(Mahabalipuram is also known as Mamallapuran )


Poetry in Stone - Mahabalipuram

Mamallapuram is Tamil Nadu’s shinning star and attracts a mix of travellers. High end tourists, middle class travellers, religious pilgrims, backpackers and hippys, they can all be found here. Sun and sand with a dash of spicy seafood. Situated in the state of Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram is sited bang on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. In the 7th and 10th centuries, this place was a very active sea port of the Pallava Kingdom.

The travel guide Mahabalipuram provides all this information in a concise manner. One can check it out them to know more. It was the second capital of the Pallava Empire. It was firstly named after the discourteous, unkind, and arrogant King Mahabali who was killed during a violent battle by Lord Vishnu at that place. It was named by the people more out of appreciation that the cruel king was killed there than out of admiration for his management and leadership.

During the reign of the Pallavas, innovative styles of art and architecture were initiated. There are many temples and building in the city which is the proof of the creative art of the region since then. The most important thing that pulls the attention is the living art form of the city. The rock-cut caves and the temples are the best part of the city giving it a massive tourism boost.

Attractions in Mahabalipuram

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Events / Festivals in Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram Dance festival: It is one of the major festivals in Mahabalipuram celebrated in the month of January - February attracting a large number of dance lovers.

Pongal: It is another one of the most important festival in Mahabalipuram celebrated during January with great joy and pleasure.

Accommodation in Mahabalipuram

Finding proper accommodation in Mahabalipuram is not that difficult as there are many hotels and guest houses located in different part of the city.

Fast Facts about Mahabalipuram
State: Tamil Nadu
District: Kancheepuram
Famous for: Heritage, Beaches
Languages: Tamil and English
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 21 to 41°C, Winter 17 to 33°C
Altitude: 12 m
Pin code: 603104
STD code: 04113
Distance Charts to Mahabalipuram
Road Map Distance Time
Bangalore to Mahabalipuram 345 KM 5 hrs.
Chennai to Mahabalipuram 53 KM 1 hrs.
Hyderabad to Mahabalipuram 690 KM 10 hrs.