Chennai- Mahabalipuram road trip is all you need for a delightful weekend
Weekends or long weekends or just a casual bunk from work, we are all on the lookout for destinations to spend some great time. Road trips are a great way to rejuvenate the daily stress and monotony. The choice of destination may depend on personal tastes, weather, starting point etc.
If you are one of those who appreciates the simple pleasures of a short road trip, there will never be a dearth of options for you. All you need to do is book an outstation cab, grab your bag and camera, and head to a nearby destination with friends or family and have lots of fun.
If you are in Chennai, the best destination to enjoy the best of the sea and rich heritage and architecture is Mahabalipuram. Merely at a distance of 57 km, it is perfect for a day out. So, even if you have one day off, you are all set.
A Perfect Mix of Natural and Architectural Beauty
The road journey is as enchanting as the destination and you can expect a great fun if you choose to embark on the road to Mahabalipuram.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Mahabalipuram allures the visitors with its magnificent shore temples and unique architecture. Sculptures, historic monuments, scenic beauty, culture, tradition, everything about this place are great to experience. Once a capital for the kings, it is now a major tourist attraction and is popular for the single rock sculptures.
The Road from Chennai to Mahabalipuram- A series of delights:
As you drive down from Chennai, there are amazing options available on the way to relax and have a great time with the kids and adults alike. You can visit tiger caves where the kids can have a great time running around and you can take some amazing pictures.
If fishing interest you, you can visit Covelong, that is a fishing village along the ECR. Art and music lovers can visit Dakshinchitra to celebrate the essence of south Indian art and music. Muttukadu boat house, Cholamandal artist’s village and Murundeswarar temple are other attractions that you can enjoy on the way. The road will amaze you equally as the destination.
Children and adults will love the crocodile park where they can stare in awe at the crocodiles and other numerous reptiles bred here. The shore temple, Pancha Rathas, the beach, lighthouse and the seashell museum are other great attractions that will keep you engaged. The waters and the architecture are both a delight to all visitors.
Delectable South Indian Cuisine and a Great Local Experience:
Food is certainly the most amazing part of traveling and a visit to Mahabalipuram lets you relish great local food. You will not forget the taste of the luscious south Indian delights you get to eat here. From seaside restaurants to basic street stalls, it is all available here. Tea at the street stalls will be an awesome indulgence for sure.
Local vendors selling knick-knacks, jewelry, handmade bags, toys etc make for a colorful experience that represents the essence of the culture.
Whether you are a nature lover or a history enthusiast or just someone who wants a pleasant day out, this road trip is sure to relax you and leave you with unlimited memories. Book a cab with Zyppy's and drive to an unforgettable experience.