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Private Day Tour of Mahabalipuram from Chennai
"You will be picked up at your hotel in Chennai at 9:00 am and then drive down the scenic East Coast Road. The first stop is the famous DakshinaChitra also called the ""living museum"" of South India.Later visit the Madras Crocodile Bank a reptile zoo and herpetology research station. In the 1970s crocodile populations were severely depleted due to large-scale commercial hunting. Herpetologist Romulus Whitaker and his wife Zai Whitaker started the Madras Crocodile Bank in 1976 to protect crocodiles. Afterwards visit to Mahabalipuram where Five Rathas Tigar Cave Sea Shore Temple
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Private Cultural Tour: Day Trip to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra from Chennai
"After pickup from your hotel in the morning your private guide will take you by air-conditioned vehicle to the village of Dakshinachitra located about 18 miles (29 km) outside of Chennai. Spend approximately 45 minutes in Dakshinachitra meaning ‘A Picture of the South’ which preserves the traditional Dravidian way of life. See traditional Indian homes explore the open-air museum and visit the artisan workshops to learn about the Dravidian crafts of several regions in South India including Tamil Nadu
From $74.00
Private Tour: Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuarm Full-Day Tour from Chennai
"Meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Chennai at 08:00 AM and proceed to Kanchipuram. In Hindu theology Kanchipuram is one of the seven Indian cities to reach final attainment.In Kanchipuram you will see Varadharaja Perumal Temple Ekambareswarar Temple Kamakshi Amman Temple and Kumarakottam Temple which are some of major Hindu temples in the state. The city is a holy pilgrimage site for both Saivites and Vaishnavites. Of the 108 holy temples of the Hindu god Vishnu
From $60.00

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French Indian food

The Nautilus is a nice place serving French food like Seafood, Salads and Crepe. A few tables outside, well decorated inside, good service but more expensive then most places in Mamallapuram. No...
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Traditional eating house

Old traditional eating house, for lunch only Thali, unlimited rice and vegetables, plus one chapati and one Papad, 60 Rupies (for that you have to get first a ticket at the counter). Morning and...
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German Bakery

The German Bakery has good western breakfast like fried eggs with fried potatoes and toast and sandwiches with german dark bread, also pasta, momos etc., no outside tables and no air condition, rather...
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The Moonraker a famous restaurant among travelers is in Othavadai street, which is the meeting point for many foreigners, where you can find books and all those things we ( travellers- Tourists ) need...
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Nov 20, 2013

Blue Elephant

The Blue Elephant is a multi-cuisine restaurant on an interesting side street packed with shops, guesthouses, and restaurants. With an extensive menu you'll find plenty of veg and non-veg options...
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Feb 24, 2013


Hello, we spent a lovely three weeks at Sunrise in 2006 and it looks as if it has become EVEN better than when we were there.We didn't plan to stay long in Mamallapurum (we had been travelling in...
Nov 20, 2010
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Le Ritz Restaurant

I've been to Mamallapuram a number of times and find myself contantly drawn back to Le Ritz. The restaurant is at the back of the building and offers a quiet location, a choice of inside or courtyard...
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Oct 11, 2009


This place has a Gallic flavour about it as it's owned by a Frenchman so there's lots of crepes for desert on the menu. The menu also includes a lot of seafood such as big prawns (Rs260) and tiger...
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Oct 09, 2009

Luna Magica

Located in Fisherman's colony.....first lane before Moon Racker. Go down the lane till you hit the sea beach....It's right there!! they have fish tank to store live catch.Choose your pick and they...
Feb 28, 2007

Blue Elephant

The Blue Elephant Restaurant is actually owned by the same people who run the Moonrakers. The menu, chefs, prices are all the same and the only different here is Blue Elephant is air conditioned. I...
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Mar 01, 2006

Moonrakers Restaurant

This is a white snapper served fried with Moonrakers' special butter sauce. The first is quite big & we got good deal for this fish at Rs450 because the night before we also spend quite a lot in...
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Mar 01, 2006

Can't Recall

This beachside restaurant had amazing food ~ and what a location! It's a fantastic place to kick back and relax, enjoying a Kingfisher (or other drink of choice). They prepared fresh fish for us. ....
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Apr 09, 2003

The Wharf

There is great catch of the day fresh seafood. While you eat enjoy overlooking Temple Bay. The Red Snapper grilled.
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Mar 03, 2006

Top Hotels in Mamallapuram

Kovalam Road, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, 603 104, India
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Mahabalipuram, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, 603 104, India
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No. 104, East Raja Street, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, 603104, India
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108, Kovalam Road (East Coast Road), Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, 603104, India
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ECR Beach Resort Complex, Mamallapuram, 603 104, India
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59 Kovelong Road, Mamallapuram, 603104, India
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Madras Crocodile Bank

Enjoy an amazing experience. Founded in 1976 by Rom and Zai Whitaker, the Crocodile Bank is a place where crocodiles and other reptiles are conserved and bred. It is a weird sensation seeing vast...
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