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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram

Weather

Mahabalipuram experiences tropical weather throughout the year. During summers the weather is very hot and dry in day time yet it becomes cooler at night. At this time the temperature often reaches to 38 degrees centigrade. Monsoon begins at mid of September and extends to mid of December. Medium to heavy rainfall offers relief from the heat of summer. The standard yearly rainfall of Mahabalipuram is nearly 800 millimeters. Winter season lasts from December to February with average temperature 20 degrees centigrade. At this time the climate is cool and pleasant with mild wind.  The best time to visit this place is December to March when one will experience pleasing, chilly and dry weather of this amazing city. 

How To Reach

By Road:

The distance between Chennai and Mahabalipuram is 55 Km.  ECR busses can be availed to reach Mahabalipuram from Chennai. 


By Air:

To reach Mahabalipuram the major airport is Chennai airport. It is in nearly 30 kilometers away from Mahabalipuram. The airport connects the place with important cities through domestic flight along with abroad by international flight. Cabs are available to convey the visitors to the city from the airport.



By Rail:

To arrive Mahabalipuram through train one has to land on the Chennai Railway Station. The railway junction is quite far from Mahabalipuram. It is nearly 70 kilometers away from the city and so tourists generally make their journey from Chennai to Mahabalipuram through ECR busses. 


Overview

Mahabalipuram is a beautiful heritage town close to the city of Chennai in Tamilnadu.  Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Mahabalipuram was a well known sea dock between the 7th and 10th century.    The architectural wealth of Mahabalipuram is worth mentioning among the entire South India and draws a number of tourists to this place. There are many beautiful rock cut temples to visit in Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram is also called an ‘open museum’ due to the rich architectural wealth of the place, which is a relic of its rich tradition.

 

There are several relics scattered throughout the city throwing glimpses to the exquisiteness of its heritage. Besides the richness of architecture, the silvery sandy beaches and the vast forests of Casuarinas trees together make this place a great destination. Though most of the tourists visiting Mahabalipuram have pilgrimage at the top of their agenda, for Chennaites, Mahabalipuram is a pleasant diversion from the city’s hustles.

 

Mahabalipuram is ideal for shopping also, undisturbed by the traffic jams in Chennai city. There are several shopping malls and factory outlets, but the real fun of shopping can be obtained by exploring the small shops and bazaars scattered across the city. The traditional handmade crafts of Mahabalipuram have a great fame worldwide.

 

Foodies can have much delight in Mahabalipram with its choice of sea food.