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The driving distance between Chennai and Mahabalipuram is 56 KM.

Mamallapuram also known as Mahabalipuram, is a tourist town 60 km south of Chennai famous for its stone carvings. Mamallapuram is purely a tourist town and one of the major attractions around Chennai. The East Coast Road has made it easily accessible just about an hour from the city. It is easy to get around the town on foot, though bike rental is also available. It is relatively a small city and all point of interest are close to each other. Paid parking areas are available near the Shore Temple and the Five Rathas.

  • ✓ Bike trips around Tamil Nadu's countryside can be organized by travel agencies in the town.
  • ✓ Chill on the sandy beach
  • ✓ Boat rides in the Bay of Bengal with life guards.
  • ✓ Fishing trips to the sea.
  • ✓ Turtle walk at the sea shore.
  • ✓ Trekking to a near by hill.
  • ✓ Several Yoga camps are organised on a daily basis.


Distance between Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram is 58 KM.

Pondicherry is a city and capital of the Pondicherry union territory of Southern India. Pondicherry is well connected from all sides. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. A seaside promenade runs along the Bay of Bengal and passes several statues, including a 4m-high Gandhi Memorial.

  • ✓ The Beach / Promenade.
  • ✓ The French Quarter.
  • ✓ Villianur Thirukameeswarar Temple
  • ✓ Villianur - St. Lourd Church (7Km from Pondicherry towards Villupuram)
  • ✓ Barathi Park / Government Park.
  • ✓ Churches - particularly Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus opposite Railway Station.
  • ✓ Botanical garden.
  • ✓ Chunnambar Boat House.
  • ✓ Oustery Lake.
  • ✓ Auroville International city.
  • ✓ Auro Beach (Opposite to Auroville City).


Distance between Chidambaram to Mahabalipuram is 162 KM.

Chidambaram is a city in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram is one of the most significant ones. In terms of its antiquity, richness in terms of worship & festival traditions, in architectural & sculptural splendour, in its association with music & dance, Chidambaram is a center second to none in representing the rich cultural heritage of India.

  • Places to visit:
  • ✓ Nataraja Temple.
  • ✓ Thillai Kaali Amman Temple, Goddes Kali who competed with lord Natarja in dance
  • ✓ Pichavaram, State forest with unique mangrove lake.
  • ✓ Sattanathar Temple - Really a good temple a must-visit.

Navagraha Temple

The driving distance from Mahabalipuram to Navagraha Temple is 111 KM.

Navagraha Temple is located in Kumbakonam. The driving distance from Mahabalipuram to Navagraha Temple is 111 km. The town is popular for the Betal Leaf Combination ( Vettrilai cheeval) and for the thick-strong coffee. It has an excellent road link to all the navagraha temples (gods representing nine planets).

  • ✓ Surya (Sun) - Suryanarkovil
  • ✓ Chandran (Moon) - Thingaloor
  • ✓ Guru (Jupiter) - Alangudi
  • ✓ Rahu (North Lunar Node) - Tirunageswaram
  • ✓ Budhan (Mercury) - Tiruvenkadu
  • ✓ Sukkran (Venus) - Kanchanoor
  • ✓ Kethu (South Lunar Node) - Keezhaperumpallam
  • ✓ Sani (Saturn) - Thirunallaru
  • ✓ Chevvai (Mars) - Vaitheeswaran Kovil


The driving distance between Chennai and Mahabalipuram is 56 km.

Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu is sited on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. It has played a very crucial role in the traditional, historical and academic growth of the country, representing the different elements of the highest variety of the Dravidian civilization.Today, Chennai, the capital city is the 4th largest city of India and is also the leading commercial centre of South India. The credit of the booming economy of the city goes to the leading industries including automobile, software services, petrochemicals, financial services, textiles and hardware manufacturing. Also, Chennai, being an important metropolitan city is very well-connected to all the major cities of India as well as with the countries overseas. And, it is also considered as the cultural hub of South India which is famous for its affluent heritage in classical dance, music, architecture, sculpture, crafts, etc.

  • Places to visit:
  • ✓ Arinjar Anna Zoological Park .
  • ✓ Guindy National Park.
  • ✓ Guindy Snake Park.
  • ✓ Tholkappiar Poonga.
  • ✓ Valluvar Kottam, marks the memorial of one of the renowned poet and saint of the region, Tiruvalluvar.
  • ✓ Beach etc...


Distance between Trichy and Mahabalipuram is 232 KM.

Tiruchirapalli is a place dotted with historical and religious sites. The city is one of the largest urban areas in the state and its origin dates back to as early as the 3rd century. Rock Fort Temple, which is a rock outcrop, Ucchi Pillayar Temple, Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Lourdes Church, Srirangam Island, Kallanai Dam, etc. are some the top places to visit in Tiruchirappalli. The architecture of buildings in this city is remarkable. Some engravings and carvings are old enough to make you wonder.

  • Places to Visit:
  • ✓ RockFort.
  • ✓ Srirangam.
  • ✓ Jambukeswara Temple.
  • ✓ ST.Lourdu's Church.
  • ✓ Hazrath Nathervali.
  • ✓ Mukkombu.



Located at the banks of the Palar River, Vellore is an ancient city that has been ruled by the various prosperous dynasties of south India. The Pallavas, The Cholas, Vijaynagar kingdom, Carnatic Empire and the British are the various powers that ruled the region of Vellore and are responsible for the city’s cultural heritage. The city like any princely Indian city should be is famous for various forts, temples, picnic spots and other important tourist attractions.

  • Places to visit:
  • ✓ Vellore Fort.
  • ✓ Jalakandeswarar Temple.
  • ✓ Srilakshmi Golden Temple.
  • ✓ Vainu Bappu Observatory.
  • ✓ Yelagiri.
  • ✓ Delhi Gate (Vellore)


Distance between Kodaikanal and Mahabalipuram is 375 KM.

Kodaikanal located amidst the folds of the verdant Pali hills is one of the most popular serene hill stations in India, which mesmerises any visitor. With her wooded slopes, mighty rocks, enhancing waterfalls and a beautiful lake, a tour of Kodaikanal is full of fun and leisure holidays.

The Kurinji flower is in full bloom around December once in 12 years, and it bathes the valley in a beautiful sea of blue. It was last in full bloom in 2006; its next bloom is expected in 2018. Kodaikanal is also referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations."

  • Places to Visit:
  • ✓ Berijam Lake.
  • ✓ Coakers Walk.
  • ✓ Kodai Lake.
  • ✓ Kurinjiandavar Temple.
  • ✓ Bryant Park.
  • ✓ Kodaikanal Solar Observatory.
  • ✓ Green Valley View


The driving distance between Mahabalipuram and Ooty is 517 KM.

Ooty , the Queen of the Hill Stations, also known as Blue Mountains is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. This hill station has splendid green downs and lofty hills of extraordinary scenic beauty and is endowed with a salubrious climate.

Ooty has become more of a de-facto filming location. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like conifers, pine and wattle dot the hillside of Ooty and its environs. While visiting you will also come across many eucalyptus trenches . The fresh smell of eucalyptus trees in a trendy and clement breeze will make you psychedelic for sure. The funnel-shaped blossoms covering the hills in floral profusion and the lavender-blue flowers spread over the mountains will pack you with memories for a lifetime.

Ooty has many places to see. The idyllic valley views, tranquil forest ranges, beautiful flora and fauna with bustling music of the wildlife.

  • Places to visit:
  • ✓ Botanical Garden.
  • ✓ Ooty Lake.
  • ✓ Doddabeta Peak.
  • ✓ Pykara.
  • ✓ Stone House.
  • ✓ St. Stephens Church.
  • ✓ Black Thunder


Distance between Mahabalipuram and Tiruvannamalai is 118 KM.

Tiruvannamalai is one of the most venerated places in Tamil Nadu. In ancient times, the term "Annamalai" meant an inaccessible mountain. The word "Thiru" was prefixed to signify its greatness, and coupled with the two terms, it is called Tiruvannamalai.

The temple town of Tiruvannamalai is one of the most ancient heritage sites of India and is a centre of the Saiva religion. The Arunachala hill and its environs have been held in great regard by the Tamils for centuries. The temple is grand in conception and architecture and is rich in tradition, history and festivals. The main Deepam festival attracts devotees from far and wide throughout South India. It has historic places besides Tiruvannamalai, Arni, Vandavasi, Devigapuram connected to East India and French companies. In the late Chola period this district was ruled by the Cholan of Sambuvarayar having Padavedu near Arni as HQ. We can now find the fort and note along with a Shiva temple namely Kailasanathar in Arni town.

  • Places to Visit:
  • ✓ Gingee Fort.
  • ✓ Ramana Ashram.
  • ✓ Arunachaleswara temple.
  • ✓ Seshadri Swamigal Ashram.
  • ✓ Sathurnur Dam.
  • ✓ Kubera Lingam Temple.


Distance between Mahabalipuram to Thanjavur is 313 KM.

Thanjavur, known for its history, has some amazing places to see. The most prominent tourists attractions are the Brihadeeswarar temple and the Thanjavur palace. The Vijayanagar fort is also worth checking out. Historically speaking, these temples are not as ancient as the 274 odd Saivite temples and the 108 Vaishnavite Shrines sung by the Nayanmars and Alwars of the 7th through the 9th centuries, however they stand out as towering monuments proclaiming the glory of the Chola regime and its committment to the arts and culture.

  • Places to visit:
  • ✓ Brihadeeshwara Temple.
  • ✓ Gangaikonda Cholapuram.
  • ✓ Garbarakshambigai Temple.


Distance between Mahabalipuram and Madurai is 350 KM.

The temple city of Madurai, poised on the banks of the Vaigai river, stands testimony to the fact that the Sangam age was the golden era of architecture in the history of South India. The history of Madurai goes back over 2400 years, and it is known to be the only city to be continuously inhabited, in the Southern peninsula. Madurai is the third largest city in Tamil Nadu and has been poetically referred to as the Athens of the East and the City of Festivals.

The entire city of Madurai has grown around the renowned Meenakshi Sundereswarar Temple.

  • Places to Visit:
  • ✓ Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple.
  • ✓ Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple.
  • ✓ Gandhi Museum.
  • ✓ Koodal Azhagar Temple.
  • ✓ Pazhamudhir Solai.


Distance between Mahabalipuram and Courtallam is 583 KM.

A beautiful destination to visit in the state of Tamil Nadu, Courtallam is located in the Tirunelveli District and is profoundly renowned for its mesmerizing picturesque natural beauty. The various Rivers Chittar River, Manimuthar River, Pachaiyar River and the Tambarabarani River originate from this region. The town is also called as “Spa town” because of the establishment of numerous health centers. It is a very famous tourist place as well as a holiday spot in Southern India and remains flocked with tourists round the year.

The town is surrounded by several waterfalls that are situated in the area. Lord Thirukuttralanathar, Five Falls, Main Falls, Old Falls and Honey Falls are the famous tourist attractions of the city.

  • Places to visit:
  • ✓ Five Falls.
  • ✓ Chithira Sabai Temple.
  • ✓ Agasthiyar Falls.
  • ✓ Tiger Falls.
  • ✓ Main Falls.
  • ✓ Old Courtallam Falls.


The driving distance between Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram is 67 km.

Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities in India. History proclaims that Kanchipuram was ruled by the Pallava Kings. The city is most famous for its silk production and old temples. The city is located on the Palar river. The city has all types of people from weavers to Vaishnavites. The city has many big temples like Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple, Sri Ekambaranthar Temple, Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Sri Ulagalanda Perumal Temple, Sri Kumarakottam Temple, Sri Kailasanathar Temple, Sri Kachapeswarar Temple and much more. The city also attracts tourist and foreigners in plenty due to its rich culture and heritage. The city has a huge spree of Silk Weavers Society. The city is quite famous all over the world for its Silk Variety and Quality. There is huge demand for export of Silk saris within and outside India. There are many eminent scholars like C.N.Annadurai who were born in this city. The city has developed a niche for the industrial corridors for great giants like Nokia, Motorola, Hyundai and many other. The city also has hotels and restaurants for the comfort of tourist and foreigners.

  • Places to Visit:
  • ✓ Ekambareswarar Temple.
  • ✓ Kamakshi Amman Temple.
  • ✓ Kailasanathar Temple.
  • ✓ Kanchi Kudil.
  • ✓ Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.
  • ✓ Devarajaswami Temple