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Mahabalipuram Holiday Packages

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
  • Raya Gopuram

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
  • Mahabalipuram 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


Popular Mahabalipuram Tour Packages

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South India Religious Tour

5 N / 6 D

Chennai – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Pondicherry – Trichy - Madurai

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Tamil Nadu Golden Triangle Tour

4 N / 5 D

Chennai - Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram

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Chennai Pondicherry Tour

5 N / 6 D

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mamallapooram - Tiruvannamalai - Pondicherry

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Golden Triangle of Tamil Nadu

4 N / 5 D

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chennai

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Great India Chennai Tour

4 N / 5 D

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Tanjore

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Tamil Nadu Religious Tour

9 N / 10 D

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Tanjore - Trichy - Madurai – Trivandrum - Kanyakumari

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  • Excursion to attraction of Chennai
  • Visit the UNESCO Sites at Mahabalipuram
  • Trip to Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjore
  • Pay homage at Ranganath Temple
  • Tour to famous temples in Trichy
  • Madurai temple tour
  • Holy bath at Dhanushkodi Sea, Rameshwaram
  • Explore the gems of Kanyakumari
  • Witness the tourist spots of Kerala

Trip to South India Temples

13 N / 14 D

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur – Trichy - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Madurai - Chennai

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Complete Tamilnadu Tour

13 N / 14 D

Chennai – Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Rameshwaram - Madurai - Chennai

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Tanjore Mararikulam Tour

15 N / 16 D

Chennai - Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Tanjore (Thanjavur) - Madurai/Chettinad/Kodaikanal – Munnar - Cochin (Kochi) – Mararikulam - Chennai

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  • Excursion to Chennai
  • Explore monuments of Mahabalipuram
  • Enjoy Tanjore city tour
  • Guided tour of Madurai/Chettinad
  • Day trip to Kodaikanal
  • Sightseeing in Munnar
  • Outing to Cochin
  • Cruise on the backwaters

Chennai Trichy Tour

6 N / 7 D

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy

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Chennai with Temple Tour

2 N / 3 D

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chennai

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South India Temple Tour

5 N / 6 D

Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Sawamimalai - Tanjore

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Andaman Tour from Chennai

13 N / 14 D

Chennai- Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy - Port Blair - Havelock Island - Chennai

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  • Chennai sightseeing tour
  • Guided tour to Kanchipuram
  • Explore Mahabalipuram
  • Enjoy at Pondicherry
  • Visit Thanjavur
  • Excursion to Trichy
  • Delight in Island Hopping
  • Unwind at Havelock Island
  • Enjoy at Radhanagar Beach
  • Visit Mount Harriet

Religious Tour of South India

12 N / 13 D

Delhi - Bangalore - Puttaparthi - Tirupati - Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Trivandrum - Delhi

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Jewels of South India Tour

14 N / 15 D

Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Trichy - Madurai - Periyar - Cochin - Ooty - Bandipur - Bangalore - Chennai

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With our packages you could visit these famous monuments and also indulge in adventure at the beaches in Mahabalipuram. Browse through our list of Mahabalipuram Tour Packages that will give you different options to explore Mamallapuram along with sightseeing tour of other prominent tourist places in Tamil Nadu.

FAQs of Mahabalipuram Tours

Q: Where is Mahabalipuram situated?

Ans: Mahabalipuram is a coastline town situated in Chengalpattu district which is 65 km from Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Q: Why Mahabalipuram is famous?

Ans: Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is famous for its cultural architectural heritage and the beaches. It is known for its ancient temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries.

Q: Is Mamallapuram & Mahabalipuram same?

Ans:Yes, they both are the same. Mamallapuram is also known as Mahabalipuram.

Q: Which is the nearest airport to Mahabalipuram?

Ans:Chennai airport is the nearest & the gateway to reach Mahabalipuram (airport code “MAA”), which is around 60 km.

Q: What is the best time to visit Mahabalipuram?

Ans: Around the year in Mahabalipuram temperature remains hot generally but yes from October to February, it has a comparatively cool & pleasant temperature. Sometimes there is heavy rain during December & January. The winter season is the best time to visit Mahabalipuram as the weather remains comfortable for the sightseeing tour.

Q: Which God is there in Shore Temple?

Ans: In the Shore Temple, there are 02 lingas which are dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is another temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu

Q: How many Rathas are there in Mahabalipuram?

Ans: There are five Rathas at one particular place at the southern end of Mamallapuram. These all are made & carved on single large rocks which mesmerise everyone after seeing those artistic rocks..

Q: What is the best way to reach Mahabalipuram from Bangalore?

Ans: The best way to reach Mahabalipuram from Bangalore is by surface, we can easily arrange a car for you & this journey takes about 7 hours to cover 365 km. approx.

Q: What are the top tourist places to visit in Mahabalipuram?

Ans: Mahabalipuram is famous for its temples and historical sites. Here are some of the important places to visit in Mahabalipuram:

Shore Temple - A famous temple on the shore of Bay of Bengal & is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Pancha Rathas - It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, in which each Rath is extracted from a single large rock.

Descent of the Ganges - Another UNESCO World Heritage site which describes the story of the sacred Ganges River that shows how Bhagiratha takes Holy Ganges back to the earth.

Krishna's Butterball - It is a big oval shaped granite stone which remains still on a verge of a small hill from past 1200 years or more, till date it remains the mystery that how this stone is not sliding or moving downwards. It is also listed in a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Mahabalipuram Beaches - These beaches are quite clean which offers a peaceful and serene ambience.

Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre - It is a crocodile farm which is having a varied species of Indian and African alligators and crocodiles kept in open pools that resemble their natural habitat.

Q: Which is the nearest railway station from Mahabalipuram?

Ans: Chengalpattu Junction railway station is the nearest railhead which is about 30 km from Mahabalipuram.

Q: Is camera & photography allowed in Shore Temple?

Ans: Yes, you can take your camera and click photos at the Shore temple. You only need to take a ticket for the same before 1730 hrs. from the counter.

Q: In Mahabalipuram what should I shop?

Ans: The shopping in Mahabalipuram is quite exciting for tourists as people can find several unique things to buy. There are several items you can buy from Mahabalipuram:

  • Ancient art and sculpture artefacts
  • Granite sculptures
  • Seashells
  • Jewellery
  • Rare showpieces
  • Handicrafts
Q: What are the other cities I can visit along with Mahabalipuram?

Ans: Mahabalipuram is situated in the proximity of several other famous tourist attractions and people can club them with their tour. Along with Mahabalipuram, you can visit Chennai, Tirupati, Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai Shiva temple, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai etc.

Q: Can you suggest some famous Mahabalipuram tours?

Ans: Some different famous tours that are covering Mahabalipuram in it:

  • Chennai with Temple Tour
  • 4 Nights 5 Days Chennai Kanchipuram Mahabalipuram Tour
  • 5 Nights 6 Days South India Temple Tour
  • Complete Tamilnadu Tour
Q: What are the weather conditions in Mahabalipuram?

Ans: Please find the below details:

  • Summers Season (March to May - 21°C to 42°C)
  • Monsoon Season (June to September - 21°C to 25°C)
  • Winter Season(October to February - 19°C to 30°C)
Q: Can you suggest some good hotels in Mahabalipuram?

Ans: Mahabalipuram comprises some of the best hotels in the region. Here is the list of the hotels are:

  • 5 Star or equivalent: Welcomhotel Kences Palm Beach, Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay.
  • 4 star or equivalent: Grande Bay Resort and Spa, Chariot Beach Resort, Ideal Beach Resort.
  • 3 star or equivalent: Hotel Mamalla Heritage, Indeco Hotels etc.