Make A Truly Memorable Tour To Mahabalipuram


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Mahabalipuram also referred to as Mamallapuram is a town in the state of Tamil Nadu, which is vastly known for its ancient structures, temples, and several tourist hotspots. Situated at a mere distance of 60 km from Chennai, this ancient city receives thousands of tourists each year not only from within Tamil Nadu but across India.

Since the town is located in the Southern part of India, the climate mostly remains hot and humid throughout the year. The best time to visit this place is in the months of October to March as the climate remains more or less pleasant. Because of the presence of so many temples the town is often regarded as the temple city.

Temples in Mahabalipuram that you should Visit

Large numbers of temples are located in and around Mahabalipuram; some of the most significant ones are listed below:

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Shore Temple

Built in the 8th century AD, this temple is a combination of three shrines. This temple has a Vishnu temple, which is built amidst two Shiva temples. The temples are built using chunks of granite and the unique Dravidian art can be seen on the structures of the Temple. This five-storeyed Hindu temple is one of the oldest in the country and UNESCO has recognised it as a World Heritage Site. Situated near to Mahabalipuram Beach, this temple is a must visit for those who are studying Indian Ancient Sculpture.

Ganesh Ratha Temple

Built by Pallavas, this Dravidian style temple is devoted to Lord Ganesha. The temple has been intricately carved out from a rock that signifies a chariot.

Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is believed to be built in the 14th century era. Grand celebrations of Vaikunda ekadasi is held here. Located near to Mahabalipuram city bus terminus, this remains a tourist hotspot.

Trimurti Cave Temple

This 7th century ancient rock-cut temple is located near to Ganesh Ratha Temple and is dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. A monument of Goddess Durga is also available on an outer wall.

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Varaha Cave Temple

Another ancient rock-cut temple of 7th century; which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, along with the boar and to Goddess Gajalakshmi and Goddess Durga. The beautiful deity of Goddess Gajalakshmi is seated on a large lotus with elephants on both sides showering water on her. These inventive Pallava sculptures portray the dissimilarity in temperament and panache.

Get the Best Accommodation Facilities at Mahabalipuram

The city is filled with several hotels and resorts and thus finding Mahabalipuram hotels is not at all that difficult. The only difficulty that people often complain about is that there is no rooms in hotels available for booking. This problem can be avoided easily by booking the hotel room in advance through the travel portals.

The travel portals allow you to do a comparative survey of hotels in Mahabalipuram and choose one that will suit your budget and preference. So, make your tour to Mahabalipuram a truly memorable one by choosing the best hotel


A Business Trip Male Was Filled Several New And Unique Experiences

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Today travel has become a necessary part of the business. For professional reasons I also have to travel a lot, domestically as well as internationally. Travelling is a good way of getting a break from routine life.

When I heard that I had to travel to Male for a business conference, I was really excited. I had heard about what a beautiful and amazing city Male is from my friends and couldn’t wait to experience it myself.

Luckily I didn’t have to worry about the travel arrangements as those were taken care by the travel department of my company. After checking the Mumbai Male Flights schedule, I realized that there are no direct flights from Mumbai to Male, thus I had opt for a connecting flight. SpiceJet has the best Mumbai Male Flights schedule with minimum halt time, thus travelling via SpiceJet was a sensible option.

It was a great to have a few hours halt at Doha, I spend the time hanging at the airport, checking the duty free shops, spa etc. Finally, I took our connecting flight from Doha and reached Velana International Airport in Male.

I reached Male mid afternoon, after taking a cab from the airport, I quickly headed for the hotel. Since Male is the capital city of Maldives it was quite busy and chaotic. I had booked the Sala Boutique Hotel, which a four star property located in central Male. Since the business conference for being held at a venue in central Male I wanted a hotel close to it, thus this hotel seemed really apt.

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Had A Refreshing Stay At Sala Hotel

Since Male is an island, I had to take a ferry to reach the hotel. Upon reaching the hotel I was completely blown away by the luxury and the hospitality they offered. The hotel offered a complete package of relaxation and luxury.

Though it is small bouquet hotel, the Sala hotel is quite well rated and poplar among the tourists and business travelers. The hotel also has an in house restaurant known as the Sala Thai Restaurant which serves specialized Thai food. The restaurant also serves buffet during breakfast, lunch, and dinner for hotel’s guest. The buffet includes a combination continental and seafood dishes. Of course, there was also a restaurant that served authentic Thai food and I also tried some of the most exotic and traditional dishes here.

The Delicious Thai Delicacies

What makes this hotel unique is that it is location, it is well connected to the city as well as has beach close to it. Thus it is ideal for business as well leisure travelers. Also it gives its guest the perfect opportunity to relax after a tiring day. Just sitting by the water staring at the view is amazing relaxing. The hotel as also has spa where the guest can enjoy several relaxation therapies.

Apart from this to cater to tourist the hotel also arranges for recreational activities such as boating, parasailing, snorkeling etc.

Though I didn’t have much to enjoy the services of the hotel and sights of Male, I definitely had a great time for the duration I was there.