How to Reach Mahabalipuram
The closest domestic and international airport is in Chennai. The airport is about 58 km from Mahabalipuram. This airport is connected to all the major airports in the country and also with many international places too. You can get a lot of cabs that would take you to Mahabalipuram directly. It is always better to opt for the prepaid cab.
Chengalpattu is about 30 km away from Mahabalipuram. It is the nearest railway station. This station is connected to Chennai and many other parts of Tamil Nadu. If you are planning to visit this place from other states of India, it is better to enter Chennai through rail and take train or road transportation to Mahabalipuram.
There are a lot of government and private buses from Chennai and surrounded places to Mahabalipuram. Chennai, Chengalpattu, Pondicherry, Kanchipuram and a lot of other places are connected with Mahabalipuram through bus route. The same goes for car or tourist cab. If you are planning to drive during summer, remember that the temperature would be very high and there would be a lot of motels and restaurants on the way for you to refresh.
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