Mahabalipuram is located in Chengalpattu district of Tamil Nadu. It is known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of 7th- and 8th-century Hindu Group of Monuments. This is also know as Mamallapuram. Mahabalipuram was one of two port cities within the Pallava kingdom during 7th century. The town was named after Pallava king Narasimhavarman who was known as Mahamalla. It is a very beautiful place with so many tourist attractions and the beaches.
We love beaches and we choose Mahabalipuram for a weekend trip. On a beautiful Saturday morning me with my wife started for Mahabalipuram from Bangalore. It was our first very long drive travel and we were very excited and thrilled. We have taken the best route shown by Google Map which was Marathahalli - Silk Board - Electronics City Flyover - Hosur - Krishnagiri - Vellore - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram. Road was excellent specially till Kanchipuram. After that it was mainly 2 lane road, however not much crowded. So enjoyed the drive throughout.
We reached Mahabalipuram around 12.30 in the afternoon. We have booked Hotel Sea Breeze. It was located at the center of the city and just beside the sea beach. We have checked in and had our lunch with excellent fish dishes.