Best Places for Backpackers in Mahabalipuram, India.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Mahabalipuram, India.

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Top 3 hostels in Mahabalipuram, India.

These are the 3 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Mahabalipuram, India.

Rajalakshmi Guesthouse

86 /100

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Rajalakshmi Guesthouse

Rajalakshmi Guesthouse is a family-run guesthouse situated just 1 minute walk away from Mamallapuram beach and at walkable distance from most of the tourist attractions. The guesthouse offers simple budget non AC rooms as well as fancier deluxe AC rooms. For relaxing, there are hammocs to lie in...
Rajalakshmi Guesthouse is a guesthouse in Mahabalipuram. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Vinodhara Guesthouse

74 /100

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Vinodhara Guesthouse

Vinodhara Gueshouse offers Free WiFi access and comfortable accommodation in Mahabalipuram. and the rooms are very clean and comfortable and the staffs are nice and helpful. Each room here will provide you with a TV, a balcony and a seating area. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. Extras...
Vinodhara Guesthouse is a guesthouse in Mahabalipuram. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Hotel Ramakrishna

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Hotel Ramakrishna

Hotel Ramakrishna is highly recommended in most of the Tourist Traveler’s Guides, including 'The Lonely Planet', “Rough Guide” etc. The spacious hotel spreads across three storey’s built around a central courtyard which comprises the parking. It is among the best known hotels for leisure traveler...
Hotel Ramakrishna is a hotel in Mahabalipuram. Check Hostelworld for prices.


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Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Puducherry


Beyond the beaches of Mahabalipuram

The sun shone brightly in the clear sky. The breeze got warmer with the rise in mercury. The port was busy with the incessant arrivals and departures of archaic ships laden with goods and wealth. The cargo was loaded and unloaded ceaselessly. The vivid images that my mind created felt so real and I was transported to the 7th century Mamallapuram of the Pallava kingdom. The sea traders trading across the seas with merchants from Egypt, Rome, China, Kambuja (present-day Cambodia) in return for goods or money. Young sculptors practicing and mastering the art at the cliffs near the shores of Bay of Bengal. The car braked suddenly, snapping me out of the reverie and bringing me back to the present day Mahabalipuram. It looked pretty different than the thriving seaport from many thousands of years ago that was still playing in the recesses of my mind.

Yogini Patil

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