How to Reach Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is a magnificent living example of the Pallava art which has extraordinary historical monuments that have preserved the artwork which still has the smell of bygone era in them. Indian Holiday offers you all the details on how to reach Mahabalipuram.

Mahabalipuram was once a beautiful port which was a flourishing region during the Pallava rule. Here you can see how the artisans of the Pallava dynasty with their remarkable skill had breathed life into this mammoth Rathas, sculpture panels and temples.

How to Reach Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu:

How to Reach Mahabalipuram by Air:

Chennai is the nearest airport and if you wish to take a tour to Mahabalipuram then drop into the Chennai Airport. Chennai is 45 km from Mahabalipuram.

How to Reach Mahabalipuram by Rail:

The nearest railway station is Chennai Railway Station which is at a distance of 45 kms. Chengalpattu is another station which is at a distance of 29kms and is well connected with other cities in Tamil Nadu. However Chennai remains the major railway station to reach Mahabalipuram.

How to Reach Mahabalipuram by Road:

Mahabalipuram is connected by a number of interconnecting roadways to Chennai, Chengalpattu, Pondicherry and Kanchipuram.

Tourist Attractions of Mahabalipuram:

Mahabalipuram offers scenic beauty along with the historical remnants that will surely be a wonderful experience for you.

Varaha Caves: Rock cut caves revealed by archaeological excavations in Mahabalipuram are named as the Varaha Caves. Here one can find idols representing incarnated forms of Vishnu -Varaha.

Arjuna's Penance:

One of the biggest open air rock sculptures of the seventh century is the Arjuna's Penance in Mahabalipuram. The intricate carvings and life like figures in Arjuna's Penance in Mahabalipuram is an interesting experience for tourists.


Located in the southern extreme of Mahabalipuram, Pancha Pandava Rathas are the major attraction of this place. Among them five of the Rathas are carved out of a single rock.

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