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Mahabalipuram located about 60 km from Chennai lies beautifully along the beach on the Bay of Bengal coast. The Mahabalipuram beaches have a charm of their own. The breeze is amazing .You can take a taxi or drive down yourself .Once there you can do diving or wind surfing. You can relax or visit the villages where families are engaged in stone and wood carving.

Mahabalipuram boasts of unbelievably beautiful temple structures. The beautiful Shore temple with its Pallava architecture stands out. It is simply poetry in stone. You can see the Varaha cave with four panels of the famous Pallava doorkeepers and Krishna’s butterball. These temples were built during the reign of the Chola king, Ram Raja and Rajendra Chola.

How to Reach
Air: The nearest airport is Chennai, 60 km away
Rail: The nearest railway stations are Chengalpattu, 29km away from Chennai
Road: Regular buses and cabs are available from Chennai,Puducherry and Chengalpattu.

Where to Stay
Fishermen’s Cove
MGM Beach Resort
Temple Bay Beach Resort