Getting There


By Air:
The nearest airport is Chennai International airport, which is located about 60 km away from Mahabalipuram. Chennai airport is having two terminals, domestic and International. Chennai is well connected to all major cities in India and many cities in abroad including Colombo, Middle East Countries, Singapore and Gulf ountries.

Airports near Mahabalipuram Type Aerial Distance
Chennai International Airport (MAA) International 41 km
Tirupati Airport (TIR) Domestic 134 km
Tiruchirappalli Airport (TRZ) Domestic 264 km
Bengaluru International Airport (BLR) International 284 km

By Train:
The nearest rail head is Chengalpattu, which is 29 km away from Mahabalipuram city. Chennai is the major railway station nearby which is connected to all major cities in India by rail. Chengalpattu is directly connected to Chennai (Tcn Chennai Exp), Delhi (Tirukkural Exp), Mumbai (Lokamanya Tt Ex) and Kolkata (Howrah Express).

City Name Railway Station Distance
Chengalpattu Chengalpattu (CGL) 31 km
Chennai Chennai Central (MAS) 54 km
Katpadi Katpadi Jn (KPD) 138 km
Tirupati Tirupati (TPTY) 180 km
Salem Salem Jn (SA) 316 km
Bangalore Bangalore Cy Jn (SBC) 346 km

By Road:
Mahabalipuram is well connected with many cities in and around including Chennai by Tamil Nadu public transport bus services. Buses are available from Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Chennai to Mahabalipuram daily. The road to Mahabalipuram is good. One can also hire a taxi from Chennai.

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