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How to Reach Mamallapuram

How to Reach Mamallapuram by Air

The closest airport to Mamallapuram is at Chennai, which is 58km away. Chennai is well connected to the rest of India and has it's own international airport as well. From the airport you can hire a cab to get to the small town of Mamallapuram.

How to Reach Mamallapuram by Rail

The nearest railway station is at Chengalpattu 29 kms away. The Chengalpattu station is well connected to Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu. From here you can take a bus or taxi to get to Mamallapuram.

How to Reach Mamallapuram by Bus

Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram is well connected with the rest of the state. Buses from Chennai, Pondicherry and Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram are frequent. Most tourists prefer to travel to Mamallapuram by road from Chennai. The road is good and you can rent a car and be driven along the coast – it’s a pleasant and pretty drive.

Getting Around Mamallapuram

You can see a lot of Mamallapuram on foot. Walk around and get a real feel of the place. Alternatively you can take a auto rickshaw, hire a cab or if you're feeling particularly brave catch a bus to take you around and about. If you're taking an auto rickshaw or a cab make sure you settle the fare before you start your journey.

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