Mahabalipuram is also known for its stone sculpture Indus and rock-cut monuments. Two of the main attractions are the Five Rathas and Arjuna’s Penance. Most of the carvings were done in the 7th century during the reign of the Pallava kings. Entry tickets to the UNESCO World Heritage group of monuments at Mahabalipuram cost 30 rupees for Indians and 500 rupees for foreigners, effective from April 2016.
The west side town hill is worth exploring as well. It’s open from sunrise until sunset and has many different attractions including a huge insecure-balanced boulder called Krishna’s Butterball, some magnificent carved monuments, temples, and a lighthouse. If you’re feeling more energetic, you can take this village Bicycle Tour to nearby Kadambai Village to experience rural living.
The village is especially plastic-free. Mahabalipuram is one of the best places to get history about India and to surf. In the month of June and July produce perfect waves, and they last quite well until the end of September. After that, they fall flat in October and November.
The Dance Festival is held during late December to late January at Arjuna’s Penance. To get around the city means, hire a bicycle or a motorbike. Mahabalipuram is not a large town. So, you can walk around the town. If you want to relax and unwind, choose from the many natural therapies on offer around town.
IDEAL BEACH RESORT :
Ideal Beach Resort is located in Chennai, pool, spa, wellness centre. Wi-Fi access is available in this resort. The resort is located 30 km from Chennai Railway Station and 45 km from Chennai Airport. The Local market in Mahabalipuram and the Tiger Cave are 2 km away. The accommodation will provide you with air conditioning, balcony and a TV. There is also an electric kettle.
Featuring a shower, hairdryer, private bathrooms also come with a bath. You can enjoy a garden view and a pool view from all the rooms. Extras facilities include a minibar, a seating area and cable channels. At Ideal Beach Resort you will find a fitness centre and a restaurant other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage, a tour desk and meeting facilities.
The in-house restaurant serves Indian, Continental and Chinese, Sri Lankan cuisine. The poolside bar serves refreshing beverages. Room service options are available 24-hours a day. Couples particularly like the location. This property is also rated for the best value in Mahabalipuram! Guests are getting more happy for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
GRAND BAY RESORT AND SPA :
This beachside resort provides a pleasing stay experience. You can enjoy a delight clear views of the Bay of Bengal. This resort is just only about 5 minutes from the 7th century port of Pallava Dynasty, which is a most famous tourist spot in Mahabalipuram, the spiritual city of Tamil Nadu.
Most satisfy thirst adventure by indulging in an array of available adventure activities alongside some amazing beach fun. Brace yourself for a rappelling adventure and thrilling rock climbing along with your entire gang. You can also have some beachside fun while indulging in activities like beach cricket, beach volleyball, throw the ball, darts, football, and snooker.
Take a break from the routine life and have a refreshing experience while staying and indulging in scores of obstacle courses and other in-house activities. Full package for the day out is a refreshing welcome drink, sprawling lawn, beach access, kids play area, indoor and outdoor games beach volleyball, beach football, snooker, frisbee, darts, Beach Cricket. You can also choose to take a plunge at the beautiful swimming pool of the resort.
Silver Sand Beach Resort :
The silver sand beach resort is located on the Colva Beach, the endless silver sand shoreline, surrounded by the warm azure blue Arabian sea. It is a couple dream location for the honeymoon, holidaymakers and business executives, bringing you to Goa at its natural best Colva Beach.
The Resort is about 22 Kms from the Airport and 6 km from Margao city, the commercial capital of Goa with railway station & interstate bus terminal. The resort reopened after being fully renovated and refurbished, providing four-star facilities under the new management and enjoy the traditional hospitality amidst influence palms and glory of Colva beach, Goa.
Casual rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffee making facilities, plus sitting areas and desks. Upgraded rooms and suites add complimentary dinners. A sea-view restaurant served free breakfast buffet. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and fitness room beach access.
GOLDEN BAY RESORT :
Golden Bay Resort offers an internet access service to its guests during their stay. This resort in Chennai is 3 km from Kathankadai Bus Stand and 78 km from Marina Beach. This a single-storeyed resort has 34 rooms. Room amenities include a bottled/drinking water, attached bathroom with hot and cold running water supply, tea/coffee maker, Iron/ironing board (on request), temperature control, telephone, make-up mirror, refrigerator, television with satellite connection and a wardrobe.
Golden Bay Resort provides facilities such as a 24-hour front desk, conference hall, safe deposit box, breakfast service, luggage storage, travel counter and a backup generator. A medical aid, currency exchange and laundry are also offered to the guests if required. This luxury resort in Chennai offers around-the-clock room service to its patrons.
Padalam Railway Station is 31 km and Chennai International Airport is 80 km away from this resort. Some of the tourist attractions include Edward Elliot’s Beach (72 km) and Vivekanandar Illam (78 km).