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Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram
Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram

57, Covelong Road, Mahabalipuram 603104

4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (122 reviews)

This 4.5-star luxury resort lies near a stretch of sand off the East Coast Road on the Bay of Bengal. Arjuna's Penance, …

£113
Hotel Mamallaa Heritage
Hotel Mamallaa Heritage

No.104, East Raja Street,, Mahabalipuram 603104

2.5 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (54 reviews)

Situated in Mahabalipuram, this hotel is steps from Varaha Cave Temple, Ganesha Ratha, and Descent Of The Ganges. Ganesh Rath …

£50
Indeco Mahabalipuram
Indeco Mahabalipuram

Shore Temple Road, Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram 603104

2.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (20 reviews)

Situated in Mahabalipuram, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Shore Temple, Krishna Cave Temple, and Sculpture Museum. …

£48
Mamalla Beach Resort
Mamalla Beach Resort

108, Kovalam Road, Mahabalipuram 603104

2.5 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (33 reviews)

Situated in Mahabalipuram, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Pancha Pandava Cave, Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple, and Tige …

£54
Chariot Beach Resort
Chariot Beach Resort

Five Rathas Road, Mahabalipuram 603104

4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (74 reviews)

Offering direct access to the beach, this Mahabalipuram resort is in the historical district and within a 10-minute walk of …

£93
InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort
InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

No 212 East Coast Road, Mahabalipuram 603104

5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Located in Mahabalipuram, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Madras Crocodile Bank …

£123
Gokulam Park Sabari OMR Hotel
Gokulam Park Sabari OMR Hotel

No-33, IT Expressway, Rajiv Gandhi Road, Chennai 603103

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Located in Old Mahabalipuram Road, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of AKDR Golf Village, ISKCON Chennai, Sri Sri Radha …

£47
Grand Chennai by GRT Hotels
Grand Chennai by GRT Hotels
18.2 mi from Mahabalipuram
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (116 reviews)

Located in T Nagar - Nungambakkam - Mylapore, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple, Thirumala …

£65
The Residency Towers
The Residency Towers
18.3 mi from Mahabalipuram
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (179 reviews)

Located in T Nagar - Nungambakkam - Mylapore, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Breezy Beach, Sringeri Saradha Peeta …

£66
The Accord Metropolitan
The Accord Metropolitan
18.6 mi from Mahabalipuram
4.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (327 reviews)

This family-friendly Chennai hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Breezy Beach, Valluvar Kottam, and U. S. …

£64

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Pocket Guide: Mahabalipuram

Many visitors to Chennai make the journey south to the ancient seaport of Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, to enjoy its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful UNESCO-listed temples. It’s all set against an enchanting backdrop of the Bay of Bengal.

Hotels near Mahabalipuram

There’s a good choice of hotels in Mahabalipuram that will suit all budgets. You can stay in a traditional hotel with an outdoor pool and lush, palm-filled gardens, and yet be only a few steps away from the beach.

Or splash out with a stay in a luxury beachside resort hotel, where you can pamper yourself in a full-service spa, swim in an outdoor pool and take advantage of a wide range of restaurants and bars. As Mahabalipuram is quite a compact town, your hotel won’t be far from all the major sights as well as the beach.

What to See in Mahabalipuram

Head out from your hotel in Mahabalipuram to discover the legacy of the Pallava dynasty which flourished in South India from AD275 to AD897 thanks to the number of stone temples that survive. One of the must-see sights of Mahabalipuram is Shore Temple, an eight-century complex of three temples overlooking the Bay of Bengal. It’s one of the oldest stone temples in South India and has exquisitely intricate carvings.

Every year from December to January, it’s the magical setting for the Mahabalipuram Dance Festival, a month-long celebration of Indian dance.

There are more ancient wonders in the southern part of Mahabalipuram. Explore the astonishing Five Rathas, which are seventh-century temples all carved from individual large rocks. Just as astonishing is that the temples had been buried in the sand until 200 years ago, when the British unearthed them.

Another fine example of ancient art is Arjuna’s Penance, an extraordinary relief carving on two giant boulders. Look closely and see scenes from Hindu myth and South Indian daily life carved into the rocks.

Getting to Mahabalipuram

Regular buses go from various stops in Chennai to Mahabalipuram. If you’re driving, you can take the scenic East Coast Road past the beach resorts, hotels and villages along the Bay of Bengal.

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