If the erratic climate change and boredom bothers you too much, I suggest you take a quick break for a day or two and head to one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Mahabalipuram, in Kancheepuram district of Tamilnadu.
Known as ‘Mamallapuram’, this quaint little place has a quirky feel to it and you’d be surprised to find the place so alluring with an upbeat vibe that prevails 24*7. Mahabalipuram is one of a very few places that are thronged by foreign nationals, who add up to your rendezvous with the rock-cut temple site, that is believed to be built by rulers of Pallava dynasty during the early 7th and 8th centuries.
We kick-started the quick getaway on January 19th by a car at 11 pm and reached Mahabalipuram by 8 am the next day covering a distance of 534 kilometers (including two hours of nap break OTW).
We got down at Adayar Ananda Bhavan (A2B) hotel and restaurant that is located right after entering Mahabalipuram and finished off with morning routine and breakfast. Since our check-in time was 12 noon, we headed off to see the must-visit locations of the rock-cut marvels right away.