Be it the Azure waters, golden beaches, interesting tales about a temple, or the ancient caves, Mahabalipuram is undoubtedly a fascinating city of Tamil Nadu. If you desire to visit this beautiful places and uncover the secrets of the past; look for our Mahabalipuram Tour Packages. Covering all the prominent attractions across the city to giving a memorable trip; our packages are will help in getting a wholesome experience of this wonderful South Indian city.
Most Popular Mahabalipuram Tour Packages
|Mahabalipuram Holiday Packages||No. of Nights / Days||Price (INR)|
|Golden Triangle of Tamil Nadu||4N / 5D||11,600 INR|
|Chennai Pondicherry Tour||5N / 6D||15,200 INR|
|South India Religious Tour||5N / 6D||16,600|
|Chennai Trichy Tour||6N / 7D||18,600 INR|
A lot of people visit here for witnessing the beauty and marvels of the city. But the absolute sense of pleasure comes when you tick all the boxes from your checklist of places to visit in Mahabalipuram. Toggle throughout our range of packages for the city. We have designed a lot of different packages that depending on your interest, travel type, and much more. Still, if you believe a package needs to be tweaked a bit, we give the leverage of customizing the tour packages for Mahabalipuram to our customers. From offering comfortable stays to multiple meals and covering all the top attractions of Mahabalipuram; our packages have all of these things. With the help of which your trip to the heritage city of India would become memorable and wonderful.
History of Mahabalipuram
From ancient majestic temples to mythical caves and monuments; Tamil Nadu is dotted with a lot of amazing and intriguing places. One of the best amongst them is the prominent city of Mahabalipuram. Once just a chaotic port of Tamil Nadu turned into a prominent princely state and then a city under the reign of Pallavas between the 4th and 9th Centuries. Dozens of centuries later, Mahabalipuram became one of the finest places on the globe with innumerable architectural marvels. Currently, due to the presence of ancient temples ruins, museums, forts, and multiple monuments; Mahabalipuram has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Places to visit in Mahabalipuram
Temples and heritage monuments are the best places to visit in Mahabalipuram. Being the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city boasts a lot of these in number and each one of them being a gem in its own ways. If you are traveling to this wonderful city of Tamil Nadu, you need to make a list of places that you will have to cover.
But if you opt for our packages, we take up all the hassles for you so that you enjoy your time with your travel partners at the destination. Here are some of the top-notch places to visit in Mahabalipuram.
|Temples in Mahabalipuram||
The Shore Temple, Varaha Cave Temple, Krishna Mandpam, Mahishasuramardini Cave Temple, Ganesh Ratha Temple, Tiger Cave Temple, Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple
|Monuments in Mahabalipuram||Descent of the Ganges, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Arjuna's Penance, Pancha Rathas, Krishna's Butter Ball, Raya Gopuram|
|Museums in Mahabalipuram||India Seashell Museum, Sculpture Museum, Maritime Heritage Museum, Lighthouse Heritage Museum|
|Beaches in Mahabalipuram||Wide Beach, Mahabalipuram Beach|
|Ancient Caves in Mahabalipuram||Pancha Pandava Cave, Trimurti Cave|
Temples in Mahabalipuram
Although Mahabalipuram is an ideal escapade for all kinds of travelers but the temples still remain the prime attractions of this place. Built between 700 and 728 AD, Shore Temple is one of the best attractions of this place, the city offers much more for the devotees. While there are certainly a lot of temples that can be visited on your trip to Mahabalipuram; here is the list of temples that can’t be missed.
- The Shore Temple
- Varaha Cave Temple
- Krishna Mandpam
- Mahishasuramardini Cave Temple
- Ganesh Ratha Temple
- Tiger Cave Temple
- Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple
Monuments in Mahabalipuram
Embossed like a tag on the face of Tamil Nadu; innumerable boastful, ancient, and charismatic monuments are the top-notch attractions of the city. Heritage monuments and Mahabalipuram go hand in hand. These monuments are centuries old and display remarkable craftsmanship and architectural magnificence. People from across the globe come here to visit these monuments due to their inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Sights.
If you are planning on taking a trip to Mahabalipuram then missing out on the ancient monuments will leave your trip incomplete. Some of the finest monuments of the city include:
- Descent of the Ganges
- Monuments at Mahabalipuram
- Arjuna's Penance
- Pancha Rathas
- Krishna's Butter Ball
Museums in Mahabalipuram
Apart from beautiful sculptures on the temple walls and monuments; Mahabalipuram boasts a list of museums housing some interesting artifacts of the past. Not just artifacts but paintings, coins and much more are places at these museums. Exploring them is one of the to-do things in Mahabalipuram. Listed below are a few museums that you can visit on your trip.
- India Seashell Museum
- Sculpture Museum
- Maritime Heritage Museum
Lighthouse Heritage Museum
Beaches in Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram is located along the coast which is why it offers some of the finest beaches of India. Golden sand, beautiful sunset, and mouthwatering cuisines; all of these things make the beaches of this city a wonderful place to visit. If you love beach hopping or wish to spend some time with your travel partner at the beach, listed below are some places you can head to. Moreover, they offer a few water sports as well.
- Wide Beach
Ancient Caves in Mahabalipuram
Interestingly, Mahabalipuram is dotted with a few ancient caves some of which are now turned into ancient cave temples, and some are converted into cave tourist destinations. More or less, these ancient caves are alluring and engaging to visit. Do not miss out on the above-mentioned cave temples and below-listed caves during your Mahabalipuram tour.
Best time to visit Mahabalipuram
Being located along the coast of the Bay of Bengal, the city experiences high temperatures in summers and a high level of humidity in monsoons. Therefore the best time to visit Mahabalipuram is from October to February when the place experiences winters.
The temperature takes a dip between these months and the moisture level also reduces considerably. You get a comfortable climate to explore the city of Mahabalipuram during winter.
Best months to visit Mahabalipuram: From October to February
How to reach Mahabalipuram: By Air, Rail & Road
|By Air||By Rail||By Road|
|The nearest airport to Mahabalipuram is Chennai International Airport.||
The nearest railways station to Mahabalipuram is Chennai Junction. But it is well connected with Coimbatore, Madurai, Kochi, and Thiruvananthapuram. You can get down at any of these railway stations and find a cab or taxi to your destination.
Multiple buses ply from different cities of India to Mahabalipuram. Therefore if you prefer taking a bus you can visit here by one. You can take a road trip to the city as well.
|Distance from Mahabalipuram: 55 km||Distance from Mahabalipuram: 57 km||-|
|Time: 1:30 hours (approximately||Time: 1:30 hours (approximately||-|
Best hotels in Mahabalipuram
Being such an active tourist destination in Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram boasts a wide range of accommodation options. Right from hostels to luxury resorts; there is everything you want. So depending upon your budget, you can choose a package and pick up the hotel you wish to stay in.
Here are some of the best hotels in Mahabalipuram:
- Taj Fisherman’s Cove Resort & Spa
- Alice Paradise by Moon Rankers
- Hotel Mamalla Heritage
- Meya Beach Walk Hotel
- Oceanside Mahabalipuram