Sand coloured temple in Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram Tours and Travels

About Mahabalipuram

Characterised by the ancient temples and relics that pepper the landscape, Mahabalipuram is an open air museum, showcasing some of the most fascinating exhibits in South India. Originally known as Mamallapuram, this city has numerous UNSECO World Heritage listed structures and carvings that pique the curiosity and delight the eyes. With so much culture and history oozing from every street corner, it is certainly not hard to stay occupied for a few days here and you might even leave knowing a little more than you did before.

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Mahabalipuram Hotels

If you are planning a Mahabalipuram holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Chariot Beach is a beautiful resort set in tropical gardens. The rooms are all a good size and are simply but elegantly furnished. The restaurants offer a plethora of different dishes, carefully crafted by the team of chefs to tantalise the tastebuds and leave you thoroughly satisfied. Seafood and traditional Indian cuisine are just some of the options on offer. To complete the experience, visitors can pay a trip to the onsite spa and indulge in some revitalising treatments. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the beach.

GRT Temple Bay Mahabalipuram

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

GRT Temple Bay is a pretty resort-style property on the beachfront. With immaculately maintained grounds the hotel is set back from the road. Some of the spacious rooms have a great view of the Shore Temple. Located on the northern edge of town, the hotel is only around 1 km from the centre of Mahabalipuram. You can also walk into town along the beach watching the local fishing boats. The hotel is fabulously located for making the most of everything Mahabalipuram has to offer.

Ideal Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Ideal Beach is a lovely resort set in lush, tropical gardens. The rooms are stylishly furnished with traditional Indian fabrics in rich reds and golds and are a good size. The extravagant dining hall is the perfect place to feast on some sumptuous meals. Cuisine from China, India and Sri Lanka all make regular appearances within these hallowed walls. Prepared with the utmost attention to detail, you won't be disappointed. The resort is on the beach front and close to the Mahabalipuram Orchid Farm.

Mahabalipuram Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Mahabalipuram.

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Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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