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Mamallapuram Travel Guide

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 ......

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.

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GETTING THERE

How to Reach Mamallapuram
Once a major seaport of the Pallava kingdom, Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram, is your answer to India's best kept tranquil beach destination. Mamallapuram is also a historic town speckled with temples and architectural wonders from the past. Shore Temple, Arjuna's penance, Five Rathas and Mahishamardini Mandapa are some must visit attractions here. Its proximity with Chennai and other popular towns and cities of Tamil Nadu resulted in an increased tourist movement.
 
How to Reach Mamallapuram by Air
 
Chennai Airport serves as the closest airport to Mamallapuram. The airport is located around 58 km away from the temple town. Chennai is well connected with rest of India  by all major domestic airlines. One can board a direct or stopover flight to Chennai from anywhere in India and then hire a cab to reach the town of Mamallapuram.
 
How to reach Mamallapuram by Road
 
Mamallapuram is well connected by road with rest of Tamil Nadu. State and private buses ply at regular and frequent intervals from places like Chennai, Pondicherry, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, to name a few. Road condition is good and the drive along the coast is quite pleasant. Depending on budget, passengers can avail AC or non AC buses.
 
How to reach Mamallapuram by Rail
 
Nearest train station to Mamallapuram is Chengalpattu Junction. It connects Chennai and various parts of Tamil Nadu by express and mail trains. On arrival at the station, one can hire a cab to travel a distance of around 29 km to reach Mamallapuram.

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Which is the best and cheapest resort?

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Sathish Kumar

It's good at this price....

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Can anyone please suggest a 5 star hotel?

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Priya Thiagarajan

Go for Vivanta by Taj or Radisson Blu GRT..

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Suggest the weather during August end?

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Priya Thiagarajan

It will be moderate. Not so hot and not so cold.

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My budget is 2000 Rs., can anyone suggest me a good hotel?

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Arpit Jaiswal

mamalla inn around 1700 on goibibo is good

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Suggest weather condition in Goa for august end and compare it with Mahabalipuram .

Mention the Spots in mahabalipuram to visit.

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vinodharaguesthouse mahabalipuram

Arjuna’s Penance Shore Temple Pancha Rathas

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I have to go to Pondicherry on 12th from your resort, what are the best options?

where should I get down to reach Hotel Varuna Inn if am coming from Kanchipuram?

Please suggest some best resorts.

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Anand Israel

Please suggest some hotels in Mamallapuram.

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Dilip Kumar

you will have to take hotel in chennai it would 20kms from there and it be cheap also

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