Heaven for Photographers - Ancient Mahabalipuram (A must 2 days trip)

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Photo of Heaven for Photographers - Ancient Mahabalipuram (A must 2 days trip) by Mayank Singhal

"Travel is not reward for working. It's education for living"

Mahabalipuram is quite unpopular however this could turn out to be a perfect place for anybody looking for a 2 day trip even couples & families. Beautiful beach resorts around this place could make you more comfortable.

Now a days flights aren't that expensive if you book well in advance and being a Delhite, i booked a return ticket in 6.5 to 7k

There are many good resorts to book if you go as a couple or with family like Raddison blu, Four point sheraton & many more.

However i booked Four Point Sheraton in 6.5k for 1 night for single accommodation

After landing early in the morning, i took a cab to Mahabalipuram and it costed me 1k,

You can also take a bus from CBT station to Mahabalipuram which would cost you around 200 INR

There are couple of good things about Four point sheraton is that

1) They arrange a shuttle for you to visit Mahabalipuram hence no additional cost

2) They have a private beach but little far from the actual resort hence they take you there through a shuttle

3) Amazing food & open rooftop bar

4) Small & beautiful villas

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So i started the day by taking shuttle from Hotel to Mahabalipuram, it took 15-20 mins to the place and i went off with

After all this, i went to the best & something that i would remember for long " Shore Temple"

This place has a different feel, beautiful temple at a shore of a beach.

You feel the breeze with mesmerizing sound of water

Beautiful garden surrounding the entire place, you should really spend time clicking pictures & feel the soul.

Photo of Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Mayank Singhal
Photo of Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Mayank Singhal
Photo of Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Mayank Singhal
Photo of Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Mayank Singhal
Day 2

After a good sleep, i woke up to catch early morning shuttle to the beach.

Spent good couple of hours on this beach & enjoyed the crystal clear water.

Photo of Mahabalipuram Beach, Tamil Nadu by Mayank Singhal

This is also known as Descent of Ganges & this is an amazing stone work which is extra ordinary

Its a complex designed temple but quite beautiful

Raya Gopuram is an amazing gopuram (majestic pillar) in the premises of Meenakshi Temple

Krishna's Butterball is a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline

Famous Mahabalipuram Lighthouse

If you are a stone lover then this place would drive you crazy with their amazing art on stones & best part if it is way cheaper in comparison to anywhere you buy these things.

Photo of Heaven for Photographers - Ancient Mahabalipuram (A must 2 days trip) by Mayank Singhal

I finished the day spending amazing time on a rooftop bar at my hotel with full moon :)

Photo of Heaven for Photographers - Ancient Mahabalipuram (A must 2 days trip) by Mayank Singhal

Good to know things :

* Mahabalipuram is not so expensive and can be covered in a very little expense

* People are very nice & humble

* Ample of opportunity to buy handcrafted stuff

* Great leisure resorts in Mahabalipuram

If have any questions regarding this trip or anything about Pondicherry, feel free to ask.

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