Mahabalipuram Temples

Tourist Places Near Mahabalipuram

There are lots of Tourist places to near Mahabalipuram. They are Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, Covelong Beach, Muttukadu Boating, Anna Zoological Park Vandalur, NithyaKalyanaperumal Temple, Dakshinachitra Mahabalipuram, Sadras Dutch Fort, Government College Of Sculpture, Cholamadal Artist's Village

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is located 53 km from Mahabalipuram.Vedanthangal Bird sanctuary was established in 1858, is the oldest and beautiful bird sanctuary in the country. The land area is about 30 hectares of marshy land with a lake. In vedanthangal bird sanctuary has almost 1,00,000 avian birds species of different shape and size, darter, cormorants flamingos, coot, moorhens, pintails, shovellers, garganey teals, stilts, sandpipers from other countries visit here. All these birds can be seen all around the park and in this sanctuary forest rest house is also available. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is amongs the best tourist places near Mahabalipuram. During season time the migratory birds built their nest in a tree and nesting season is between November and February and this is the best time to visit.

Covelong Beach

Covelong Beach also known as Kovalam beach is a small fishing village is located 15 kms from Mahabalipuram and 38 kms from Chennai. Small fishing village now construct in famous resort of mahabalipuram. Fishing village's remains of a big historic fort is transformed into a deluxe resort the which belongs to Taj group. Turtles popularly known as "The Olive Ridley" visit the covelong beach between November and March in Covelong beach for hatch eggs. Covelong Beach is the most attractive and luxurious tourist places to visit around Mahabalipuram.

Muttukadu Boating

Muttukadu Boating

Muttukadu Boating is situated 21 km from Mahabalipuram city. There is a boathouse in Muttukadu which is build by Tamil Nadu Tourism Corporation . Boating, Swimming, Canoeing, kayaking, Swimming and Windsurfing all this water sports are here that will be joyful to each visitors in Muttukadu Boating. The Dakshina Chitra of Madras Craft Foundation has replica of an ancient house of Tamil Nadu and replica of Kanchipuram weavers house which represent a clear picture of life at the ancient South Indian city.

Anna Zoological Park Vandalur

Anna Zoological Park Vandalur is a first zoological garden extablished in 1855 in India situated in Vandalur 31 km from Chennai and 55 km from Mahabalipuram. Anna Zoological Park Vandalur is the largest south Asia which is extend up to area of 1490 acres. In this park safari tour, Aquarium and Natural Museum are here. Various animals are present in Anna Zoological Park Vandalur. One of the best tourist places near Mahabalipuram.

Nithyakalyanaperumal Temple

Nithyakalyanaperumal temple is located at 16 km from Mahabalipuram.Nithyakalyanaperumal temple is Hindu pilgrim believed to be one of the 108 sacred shrines called as Tirupathi. The presiding deity(Lord Deepaprakaskar) is holding Goddess Lakshmi in this temple. Lots of festivals Garuda Sevai which celebrate in the month of Aani, Pooram celebrate in the month of Aadi and in the tamil month of Vaigasi, Spring festival celebrate every year

Dakshinachitra Mahabalipuram

Dakshinachitra Mahabalipuram is located 12 km from cholamandal village near Muttukadu). It is situated at the East Coast Road. Traditional architecture, crafts and various exhibitions shows life in anicent South India. Sculptures of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are found here and after reaching here anyone can notice that whole streets in Dakshinachitra Mahabalipuram have been transfer from various parts of South India.

Sadras Dutch Fort in Tamilnadu

The distance of Sadras Dutch from Mahabalipuram is 16kms. It is one of the old fishing village on the sea shore is finest beaches on Coromandel Coast.It is also known for the ruins of the historic the historic Dutch fort.. A huge fort having 14 beautifully cut tomb stones are the main attraction of Sadras.

Government College of Sculpture

Located 2 km from Mahabalipuram, College of Sculpture is the best place which give training of stone or wood carvings and rock-cut architecture. You can also undertake a course of creating sculptures in wood and stone. The college also has a display hall, which exhibits stunning and traditional sculptures. It has about 3000 exquisite sculptures made by local artisans in wood, metal, brass and even cement. The college is associated with the college of Traditional Art and Architecture, which has produced many fine sculptors.

Cholamadal Artist's Village

Cholamadal Artist village is located 20 km away from chennai and one has to reach 38 km from this village to mahabalipuram. This village was build in 1965. In Cholamandal Artist's Village exhibitions take place daily with stunning paintings, Sculptures, Stone-carving and crafty articles to develop and promote the traditional art of south india. The visitors can interact with the artists of the studies in this village.


Chengalpattu is located about 30kms away from mahabalipuram.This city lies on the National Highway between Tiruchirappalli and Chennai. The tourists can find remains and ruins of an ancient Vijayanagar fort. There is also a lake named Kolavai Lake. Boating facilities are found in the like by the tourism department and good tourist places near Mahabalipuram.


TThe distance of Tirukkalikundram from Mahabalipuram is located 14km.Vedagiri temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on a hillock, the height is 162 m is located near to shiva temple. At the south east, there is a small tank, which supply holy water for the Shiva devotes. It is believed that the eagles travel from Varanasi and Rameswaram while traveling they nest in this hill temple during a particular time in the noon. No other eagles are birds attend this feast. One can take a view of the countryside from the hill tops which attract the devotees. View of the countryside from the hill tops is very attractive.

Thiruporur Murugan Temple

Thiruporur Murugan temple is situated 16 km from Mahabalipuram. One of the very famous tourist places near Mahabalipuram. This temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga is situated in this place. There are some historical paintings on the walls as well as some important sculptures present.

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