Mahabalipuram Experience: Mahabalipuram is one among some of the oldest city in Tamilnadu state of South India. It is only 60 kilometer from Chennai main city & easily accessible by bus, train or private cars. The age old temples are scattered every where with a few distance.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Motel Mamalla a vegetarian A/C resturent is just on the way to Mahabalipuram is just awesome. Enjoy some of the delicate south Indian food like Masala Dosai, Plain Dosai, Idli, Uttapam to name a few. Rates are reasonable & foods are delicious too.
VGP Amusement Park & Golden beach is another destination not to be missed at all. Take a dip in to the golden sandy beaches with coconut - palm trees lining the coast line all over is just awesome & eye catching. There is an entry fees as well.
Crocodile bank is another spot one can visit to see hundreds of crocodile lying & taking sun bath in to the muddy water. Enjoy local stone carved jewelry & stone idols & replicas as well. Talk to the local stone cutters to know how they make such idols with utmost care & creativity.
Activities & things to do: Language is the main barrier especially in south Indian states & cities. Most people do not understand hindi or English even. Take a guide to overcome these problems. Contact local police station if situation demands. Respect the locals & their sentiments. In general they are very tourist friendly.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Buses are available from Chennai & other parts of the state. Conducted tours are provided by Dept. of Tourism, Tamilnadu. Local tour operators also can provide a day tour with luxury private cars to visit all the places. Train services are also available, keep collect some prior information before planning your journey through Train.
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