(Last Updated on : 08-11-2014)
The Mahabalipuram beach is located in the south of Chennai at a distance of fifty-eight kilometers. This exotic beach offers exciting opportunities for water surfing and sunbathing. The nearest railway station from the beach is at Chengalpattu located at a distance of twenty-nine kilometers.
The major attractions near the beach are historical monuments and temples of Mahabalipuram constructed by the Pallava rulers. On the way to Mahabalipuram Beach there is Dakshinachitra, which is a place for traditional handicrafts and also for performing artists of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Golden sands and undulating hills characterize this magnificent beach. The sea here is rough and is not meant for swimming.