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A Short Tourist Guide to Mahabalipuram

A Short Tourist Guide to Mahabalipuram

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Mahabalipuram is a hot spot for foreign and local tourists alike. The Mahabalipuram experience will cast a charm on you. This is a short guide on the highlights of the beautiful town of Mahabalipuram.


•    By Air: The Meenambakkam Airport in Chennai is the closest airport to Mahabalipuram. You can hire taxis from the airport directly.

•    By Train: Chennai Central is the closest major railway base located 55 kilometres from Mahabalipuram.

•    By Road: Mahabalipuram is connected through roads via Chennai, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Pondicherry.


Being a tourist hot spot there are many hotels in Mahabalipuram that have modern facilities and offer world class service.  Beach resorts are a favourite among tourists. Look out for hotels that offer value for the money you pay with best facilities at reasonable costs.

Shopping options at Mahabalipuram:

You will always find retailers displaying handmade art crafts, sculptures and exotic fabrics.  Stone carved sculptures and handicrafts made of different varieties of stone make great souvenirs. The most common include statues of animals and deities. Sea shell jewellery and other articles made of sea-shells are popular options too.

Cuisine to experience:

The fresh availability of fish makes Mahabalipuram a seafood paradise. Prawns, fresh lobsters and prawns, pancakes and tropical fruit salad are recommended. Cinnamon rolls, chocolate cakes and hot cappuccino with the backdrop of the sunset’s magical.

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