Frequent bus services available from Chennai, Pondicherry, Madurai and Coimbatore to Mahabalipuram every day.
Chennai International Airport, Meenambakkam, about 55 km away.
Chengalpet Railway Station, about 23 km away, is the nearest one.
The closest major railhead is Chennai, 57 km away, well-connected by train with the rest of the major cities in India.
November to February, as the weather is pleasant during this period. Mahabalipuram enjoys a humid and tropical climate almost throughout the year.
Welcome to the land of ancient wonders, where time stands still and beauty transcends the boundaries of our imagination. Come and bask in the glory of India's rich cultural heritage at Mamallapuram, a breathtakingly beautiful monument located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal.
Visit the museum and behold the breathtaking collection of rare and unique shells - a veritable cornucopia of shapes, sizes, and colours - each more magnificent than the last. From the spiralled elegance of the conch shells to the delicate intricacy of cowrie shells, the museum's collection is an awe-inspiring visual feast.
Tucked away amidst the rolling waves of the Bay of Bengal lies a jewel of unparalleled splendour: the Sculpture Museum of Mamallapuram, a repository of South India's abundant cultural heritage. A symphony of art, architecture, and mythology, this museum is a celebration of the ingenuity, creativity, and timeless beauty of the ancient Pallava dynasty.