This temple city is a historically important and well-loved tourist location situated on the Coromandel Coast along the Bay of Bengal. Its beautifully carved temples and rock cut caves are worth a visit. The peacefulness, the charming atmosphere and the impressive setting with many Striking White Sandy Beaches Dotted with Casuarina Trees are all reasons as to why one would want to visit this wonderful city. The Shore temple and The Five Rathas are even included UNESCO in the World Heritage Site.

How to reach

how to reach

Mahabalipuram does not have an airport. Chennai Airfield (52 kms) is that the nearest airport to Mahabalipuram, that is well connected to all or any major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata. Taxi/Cabs and Buses are available from the airport to reach Mahabalipuram.

Chengalpattu (22 kms) is the nearest railway station. However, Chennai railhead (60 kms) is that the nearest major station having trains to Mahabalipuram from major cities of India like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Taxi/Cabs and Buses are accessible from these stations to reach Mahabalipuram.

There are various buses to Mahabalipuramfrom the cities in and around the region through both Tamil Nadu Public Transport Services and Private Tourist Buses (operating from Chennai Central). The city is well connected with Chennai through East Coast Road (ECR) and old Mahabalipuram Road.