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Mahabalipuram is probably one of the finest un-spoilt beaches in India on the coastline of Tamil Nadu. Tourists from across the globe come here. On the shores of the breathtakingly beautiful Bay of Bengal Mahabalipuram is truly mesmerizing. The port town of Mahabalipuram along with its beaches will sweep you off your feet. The beach of Mahabalipuram attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year though the best time to check out the beach at Mahabalipuram is from November to February. While at the beach you may sun bathe, relax, unwind or simply laze around. The matchless splendor that Mahabalipuram beach casts is interestingly unique.

World famous for its shore temples, Mahabalipuram, was the second capital of the Pallava kings of Kanchipuram. 58 kilometres from Madras on the Bay of Bengal, this tiny sea side village of Mahabalipuram, is set in a boulder strewn landscape.

Key Attractions:

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Religious Round
For the more religious tourists there are the shore temple, rathas, that are worth visiting. The famous Arjuna's Penance and the Krishna Mandapa, adorn massive rocks near the centre of the village. The beautiful Shore Temple towers over the waves, behind a protective breakwater. Sixteen manmade caves in different stages of completion, are also seen scattered through the area.

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Dance Festival
Dance festival is held at Mahabalipuram and is hosted by the Department of Tourism of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The classical music, Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Odissi and folk dances will not fail to charm you.

» Other attractions : There are various other alluring actvities and places that keep the tourist busy and entertained. is the wonderful crocodile farm, the snake venom-extracting center besides the schools of art and sculpture, are such other features of the place.
Mahabali Puram Plan Your Trip:
To experience the magic of Mahabalipuram and the surrounding places the trip should be scheduled for 5 days so that one can discover the mystical Mahabalipuram. If planning a trip, try to catch the Dance festival that will leave you absolutely enchanted.

Wheels To Mahabalipuram:
» Airway: Chennai (58-km) is the nearest airport with both domestic and international terminus. Chennai is connected with all the major places in India through the numerous domestic flights. International flights operate from various parts of the world to Chennai.

» Railway: The nearest railway stations are Chengalpattu (29-km) and Chennai (58-km). From these stations one has to take the road to reach Mahabalipuram.
»Roadway: There are buses available from Pondicherry , Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Chennai to Mahabalipuram daily. The road to Mahabalipuram is good. Tourists can also hire a taxi from Chennai.

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