The perfect weather anybody can ask for. We stayed at a friend's place, we had our breakfast, took a car and started for mahabalipuram.
Mahabalipuram is almost 60 km from chennai, so consider good 2 hrs irrespective of traffic and halt. We took the route of ECR Road to mahabalipuram. The road actually travels parallel to the sea, so thats a sight to capture.
From like 45 mins from chennai through ECR Road, There is a crocodile park called as Madras crocodile bank trust. We were sceptical about it initially. But the place is worth your time. No matter if you are animal/reptile lover or not. They have a variety of reptiles from all over the world and the place is maintained very well.
Just beside the crocodile park, There are many many beaches. As we were travelling parallel to the sea. You may take a halt for a few minutes before resuming the journey.