Mahabalipuram Beach - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Mahabalipuram Bus Station): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Near The Shore Temple

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Mahabalipuram Bus Station, the golden sandy Mamallapuram Beach is a serene beach situated near the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. It is identified as the one of the most pristine beaches in Tamilnadu, and among the must-visit places during your Mahabalipuram tour.

Lies on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, the Mahabalipuram Beach is a picturesque place bounded by the shimmering sea and rolling hills. The beach stretches for about 20 km and comprises some rock-cut sculptures which are pleasing to the eyes. It is a perfect place to relax and give yourself a break from the hustle-bustle of city life. This is one of the famous Mahabalipuram places to visit for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts as well.

This charming beach is one of the perfect places in India for sunbath, and thus, lures a larger chunk of tourists both domestic as well as overseas. The windsurfers and swimming lovers are bound to have an amazing time at the beach for they are seen doing just that on the shores of the beach.

Also, this is the venue for the captivating Mahabalipuram Dance Festival organized by the Department of Tourism of the Government of Tamil Nadu every year in December or January where one can get to see extremely talented classical dancers performing against the backdrop of the sea.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM