Most Asked Questions on Mahabalipuram
Winter from October to March is the best time to visit Mahabalipuram. December is also the busiest season and hotels are usually very expensive in this season. Summer would be quite hot and humid but the evenings are pleasant with cool breeze.
Mahabalipuram usually requires one full day to visit the most important attractions. Several tourists usually prefer visiting Mahabalipuram along with Kanchipuram or Pondicherry which requires an additional one day for Kanchipuram and 1-2 days for Pondicherry. There are several wonderful places near Mahabalipuram like Chidambaram, Vellore & Tiruvannamalai that can be visited with additional day for each place.
Budget of Mahabalipuram trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Mahabalipuram tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5350 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 7500 per person for 3D/2N vacation.
Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Mahabalipuram like Mahabalipuram Beach, Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, Mandapams / Caves, Pancha Rathas and Krishna's Butter Ball. Pondicherry which is around 95 km from Mahabalipuram and can be visited along with Mahabalipuram.
Mahabalipuram is famous for wooden artifacts and also granite sculptures which are made up of sandstone and granite stone. One can also buy decorative items and jewellery made of seashells. You can also take sea shell for a memory.