By 2.30pm we winded up Mahabalipuram and had our lunch in a restaurant named Delhi Dhaba on ECR. The place was nicely themed.
After lunch we headed to Muttukadu Lake, which is about 12kms from Mahabalipuram. The lake offers boat rides. Of the multiple options available, we picked the handrow boat for four of us.
The handrow boat experience was very calm with water splashing during each row. The boat man also took us closer to bird nests and meeting point of lake and the ocean.
Tip the boat man generously he will take you to good Photography spots! I personally feel the handrow boat has better experience than motor boat and much better route.
Our day ended with watching a beautiful sunset from the lake.
Next time when you visit Chennai, don't miss out this beautiful experience of Mahabalipuram!