Mahabalipuram or Mammalapuram as it is officiallly known, is an excellent destination with a great ambience, just a short drive away from Chennai along the superb ECR highway from Chennai to Pondicherry. The beaches in and around Mahabalipuram are mostly clean, broad and of white sand.
Is one day enough for Mahabalipuram?
How many days are required to visit Mahabalipuram? Mahabalipuram usually requires one full day to visit the most important attractions. Several tourists usually prefer visiting Mahabalipuram along with Kanchipuram or Pondicherry which requires an additional one day for Kanchipuram and
How to cover Mahabalipuram in one day?
Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Chennai to Mahabalipuram tour package.
Mahabalipuram Seashore Temple. Mahabalipuram Seashore Temple. .
DakshinaChitra. DakshinaChitra. .
Arjunar Penance. Arjunar Penance. .
Covelong Beach. .
Pancha Rathas. .
Crocodile Bank. .
Muttukadu Beach / Boat House. .
Which is better Mahabalipuram or Kanchipuram?
On one hand, Mahabalipuram is the combination of beaches and rock-cut carvings, whereas, Kanchipuram is the city of grandeur architecture and temples. It depicts the history of Pallava dynasty carved out beautifully and in an extremely detailed manner.
Is Mahabalipuram on the way from Chennai to Pondicherry?
Pondicherry is another
Which is best time to visit Mahabalipuram?
The best time to visit Mahabalipuram is October, November, December, January and February. Since this is the peak season expect a little crowd during this time. June, July, August and September period experiences moderate weather.
Is there any dress code for Mahabalipuram?
Dress Code in Mahabalipuram Temple
Men are expected to wear a dhoti, a traditional long lower garment, or pyjama (two-piece garment) with an upper cloth or formal shirts and trousers. Women are expected to wear sarees or half sarees with a blouse, churidars (light loose trousers) with an upper cloth.
What to buy at Mahabalipuram?
Famous for its stone and wooden artifacts, Mahabalipuram markets also sell soapstones, granite sculptures. These sculptures are mostly of Gods and Goddesses which captures scenes from everyday life. Seashells are also an important item if you are going for shopping in Mahabalipuram.
Is photography allowed in Mahabalipuram?
By and large, most temples prohibit photography within the sanctum sanctorum, where the main deity is present, while photography around the outer sections of the temples are commonplace. Most museums permit photography for a fee, while some are out of bounds.
What is special in Mahabalipuram?
Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram, is a town in Chengalpattu district in the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, best known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of 7th- and 8th-century Hindu Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. It is one of the famous tourist sites in India.
Distance Between Chennai to Mahabalipuram
Distance between Chennai to Mahabalipuram by Road is 58 Kms
Distance between Chennai to Mahabalipuram by Flight is 51 Kms
Travel Time from Chennai to Mahabalipuram by Road is hrs
Nearest Airport in Chennai Chennai International Airport (13.08, 80.27)
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