A January 2001 trip
to Mahabalipuram by arjun_mandaiker
Quote: If you want to revel in some of the cleanest, most inviting beaches in India, head south towards Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram, as it is known more popularly. The 7th Century AD sculptures will wow you even as you bask in the cheerful, holiday ambience.
Transportation to Mahabs is well organised with buses departing every few minutes from Chennai, a major metropolis in south India. You could also hire a car from Chennai to Mahabs and return the same day. However, who would not prefer a romantic night on the silver sands?
Tourists intending to proceed to popular Pondicherry from mahabs have a wide variety of transport (bus) corporations to choose from.
Food and Shelter:
Boarding is not a problem with quite a few resorts around, catering to all types of tourists. There is the 5-star Silver Sands of the Taj group of hotels and also Golden Sun Beach Resort for the high-end market, but the budget tourist too, would not find it a problem to find comfortable and hygienic overnight accommodation.
A variety of compact restaurants dot the place where one can get quality food of any sort at affordable prices. Some of these restaurants have quaint characteristics of their own and foreigners seek them out especially for these. The variety of cuisine available is not surprising considering the place attracts tourists from all over the world.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 18, 2002
The Fisherman's Cove