-58 kms towards the south of Chennai, on the shore of Bay Of Bengal
How to Reach -Mahabalipuram is
well connected through air, rail and road networks. The nearest airport of
Chennai connects Mahabalipuram with other major cities of India and the
world through frequent flights and trains. In terms of the road transport
buses to and from Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Chennai et al
ply to Mahabalipuram.
Best Time to Visit - The best
time to visit Mahabalipuram Beach November to February.
About Mahabalipuram Beach
Throbbing with live atmosphere, the Mamallapuram Beach has something
for everyone. The Bay Of Bengal and the balmy breeze of the sea with
sandy zones renders a combination perfect for the tourists. The rock
chiseled architecture, cultural festivals hosted by Department of
Tourism of the Government of Tamil Nadu and the resorts pep up your
fatigue soul. Join the nature's treat and catch her live at
Attraction in Mahabalipuram
An awesome heritage center you can visit Dakshinachitra while you are
coming down Chennai to Mahabalipuram. The atmosphere and the milieu will
transport you to the era of 19th century with traditional craftspersons
and folk artists work. These skilled people were mainly residing at
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
With this piece, Mamallapuram boasts of having the ancient connections.
The Arjuna's Penance has world's largest bas-relief measuring 27m x 9m,
is the pride of Mahabalipuram. Look minutely and you will find the
pictures of Gods, Demigods, men, beasts, birds and representing the
Five temples in a row in five different styles. They are also known as
the "Pancha Pandava Rathas". Out of these five, four of the
Rathas are supposed to have carved out of a single rock formation.
The Tiger Cave is situated at 4-km north of the main monument complex.
It was an open-air theater, where cultural programmes were held. Being
very near the sea, the place is exotic and serene.
The Shore Temple is a 8th century temple made in Dravidian style. These
monuments look more beautiful at night when they are floodlit.
There are other beaches like Corbyn and Chirya Tapu, Radhanagar Beach,
Karmatang Beach and Ramnagar Beach that have water sports and bathing