The wonderful destination of Mahabalipuram offers lots of sightseeing points to visit
on your Mahabalipuram tour. You can come across sculptural panels, exotic caves,
Monolithic Rathas (chariots) and amazing temples on your Mahabalipuram vacation.
Mahabalipuram Beach is the ideal place for having a relaxed holiday experience in this
religious destination. Enjoy here various sunbathing and other related activities. Over
these beaches, one can indulge into a wide range of leisure activities such as diving,
wind surfing and motor boating.
Shore Temple is one of the most ancient temples of South India, which is based on
the Dravidian style of architecture. It dates back to the early 8th
supposed to be the pioneer of the Dravidian temple art. The temple looks awesome in
These are five colossal temples, created in a different style. These are also called as
the 'Pancha Pandava Rathas', representing each Pandavas of Mahabharata. The most
unbelievable fact of this monument is that the four of these Rathas carved with a single
rock formation. These temples are famous for their cave sanctuaries.
Tiger's Cave is mainly an open-air theatre, where several activities and programs
related to the cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu are performed. The place is very calm and
enjoys a delightful aura.
Best Time to Visit Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram enjoys three weathers during the year. Summer months (March
to June) are hot and temperature hovers between 21°C and 39°C. Winter months
(December to February) are cool and temperature remains between 15° C and 32° C.
Monsoon arrives in September and lasts till November. The place experiences heavy
rainfall. The most favorable months for Mahabalipuram travel are from November to
How to Reach Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram is an important holiday destination in Tamil Nadu, which is connected
with all the key cities of the state and the neighboring states via air, rail and road. Yet,
if you are booking Mahabalipuram tour packages then explore info on how to reach
Chennai Airport is nearest to provide air connectivity to Mahabalipuram. It is situated 58
km away from Mahabalipuram and is connected with all the major places of India and
world through the numerous airlines. From the airport, one can avail car rental services.
The nearest railway stations to Mahabalipuram are Chengalpattu at 29 km distance and
Chennai at 58 km distance. Chennai is excellently connected all the major cities and
towns in India through regular express and super fast trains. From Chennai, one can
take road to get to the Mahabalipuram.
The great network of road to Mahabalipuram connects it with various destinations. Daily
buses are available from Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Chennai to
Mahabalipuram. Tourists can also rent a taxi from Chennai at reasonable rates.