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Mahabalipuram overview

Mahabalipuram is a relaxing place, distinct for its beaches and oceanfront, and known for its temples and historical sites. You'll enjoy activities like swimming. Families can spend some quality time at Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and MGM Dizzee World. While you're here, stop by Tiger Cave and Mamallapuram Beach. A family-friendly area, Mahabalipuram also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Mahabalipuram

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Mahabalipuram has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Mahabalipuram with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Mahabalipuram hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Mahabalipuram hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Mahabalipuram

Fly in to Chennai (MAA-Chennai Intl.), 23.7 mi (38.1 km) from central Mahabalipuram.

What to see around Mahabalipuram

Sights that are especially popular with families include:
  • • Madras Crocodile Bank Trust
  • • MGM Dizzee World
  • • Mayajaal Sports Complex
  • • Kart Attack
  • • Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Memorable for its historical sites, monuments, temples and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Tiger Cave
  • • Trimurti Cave Temple
  • • Shore Temple
  • • Kotikal Mandapam
  • • Krishna's Butter Ball
It's well known for its beaches and these favourite places for nature lovers:
  • • Mamallapuram Beach
  • • Muttukadu Lake
  • • Wide Beach
  • • Guindy National Park
Recommended places to see include:
  • • Krishna's Butterball
  • • Ganesha Ratha
  • • Varaha Cave Temple
  • • Descent Of The Ganges
  • • Arjuna's Penance

When to visit Mahabalipuram

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal trends to help you plan:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 35°C day, 22°C night
  • April-June: 39°C day, 26°C night
  • July-September: 37°C day, 26°C night
  • October-December: 34°C day, 23°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 40 cm
  • April-June: 131 cm
  • July-September: 335 cm
  • October-December: 722 cm
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  • Historical sites
  • Family-friendly