five rathas Mahabalipuram
five rathas

Mamallapuram, or Mahabalipuram

Would you like to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the beach but can’t decide on the perfect destination? Come to Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram), an enchanting beach on the east coast of India. Turned 58 km from Chennai, the golden sandy beach is a charming place surrounded by rolling hills and a glittering sea. The beach is known as the pristine beaches of Tamil Nadu, which attract thousands of tourists every year. It’s an idyllic spot for lazing around the vicinity and sunbathing. The bewitching beach of Mahabalipuram is bordered by the Bay of Bengal and the dreamy rock-cut sculptures are stunning to the eyes.

There are many stunning attractions and places that offer an ideal holiday spot. Mahabalipuram is mostly known for its coastal temples built in the early days by King Rajasimha of Pallava. With its beautiful location on a rocky outcrop between the beach and the lagoon, this beach paradise is a lovely combination of ideal beaches, history and peaceful tourism. Despite the many travelers, attracted by the city of the former Pallava dynasty, Mahabalipuram is a very friendly and secluded place, where the villagers are untouched by their crowds of visitors.

Accommodation near Mahabalipuram Beach

A wide choice of accommodation is offered at different rates along the beach, and this attracts a large number of vacationers throughout the year. If you want to stay close to the beach, you can find a number of reasonable options around the beach.

Some of the major resort and hotel lists include the following:

  • Chariot Beach Resort
  • Silversands Beach Resort
  • Radisson Resort Temple Bay
  • Hotel Pallava Dynasty
  • Indeco Mahabalipuram
  • Hotel Vinodhara Guest House
  • Grande Bay resort and Spa Mamallapuram
  • Mamallaa Heritage
  • Janani Guest House
  • Hotel Sea Breeze
  • Ideal Beach Resort
  • Vinodhara Guest House

Things to do at Mahabalipuram Beach

Mahabalipuram beach attracts a large number of tourists every year due to its water sports activities such as diving, windsurfing, motor boating and sunbathing. The beach offers a great opportunity to unwind from the hustle and bustle of city life. The beach also charms visitors with its snake venom extraction center, a crocodile bank, an art and sculpture school.

Mahabalipuram Beach

Mahabalipuram Beach

Sunny days, sandy beaches and the rich history of Mahabalipuram are almost complete. The beach is beautiful, white and clean, and tourists can enjoy it abundantly.

arjuna's penance mamallapuram

Arjuna’s Penance

It is the world’s largest bas-relief formation, 27 m tall and 9 m wide. It’s one of the most important attractions to hold the pride of Mahabalipuram. Its whale-shaped rock has figures of God & Demigods, birds, beasts, which highlight the complete formation of the Almighty.



It’s a heritage center where you can find traditional crafts from southern India. Cultural programs are also carried out by folk artists who highlight their culture.

Tiger's Cave

Tiger’s Cave

It is an open-air theatre located 4 km north of the main monument complex, where cultural programs are held. The caves are very close to the beach, but you’ll find peace and serenity all around here.

five rathas Mahabalipuram

Five Rathas

These five Monolithic temples are built in different styles and are therefore known as Pancha Pandava Rathas.ture.

Shore Temple

Shore Temple

It is one of the oldest temples in the south of India. This holy place has a Dravidian-style structural architecture. The monuments that are placed inside become vivid at night in the shimmer of the photo-floods.

Best Time to Visit

Or outings and sightseeing, September to November is the ideal time to visit Mahabalipuram and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. Well, you may also visit from December to January, because this time the weather is still frosty and perfect for worshippers as well. Or, February to June is the peak time for all visitor activities in Mahabalipuram. So, if you’re looking for a perfect beach holiday with your partner or loved ones, choose the best deals available for your holiday packages through Tour My India and get off at Mahabalipuram Beach for a week.


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