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  • 01Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu

    Sirkazhi - Of Religion, Faith And Temples

    Sirkazhi, located 10 km off the shore of the Bay of Bengal in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, is a renowned religious site for many Hindu pilgrims. Sirkazhi is a peaceful......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 180 km - 3 Hrs, 30 min
    Best Time to Visit Sirkazhi
    • Oct-Feb
  • 02Vellore, Tamil Nadu

    Vellore - The City Of Spears

    Vellore is known for being the transit hub for travellers. Popularly known as the Fort City of Tamil Nadu, Vellore has a splendid past with a harmonious fusion of rich culture......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 136 km - 2 Hrs, 20 min
    Best Time to Visit Vellore
    • Oct-Mar
  • 03Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

    Kanchipuram - The City Of Temples

    Kanchipuram is perhaps the oldest city of Tamil Nadu that has still managed to retain its old-world charm. The city is famous for not only its temples but also for having been......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 67 km - 1 Hr, 15 min
    Best Time to Visit Kanchipuram
    • Jan-Dec
  • 04Vedanthangal, Tamil Nadu

    Vedanthangal – A True Delight For Birdwatchers

    Vedanthangal, a small hamlet located in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu is best known for the bird sanctuary it houses. Vedanthankal Bird Sanctuary (officially named as......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 53.0 km - 1 Hr, 5 min
    Best Time to Visit Vedanthangal
    • Aug-Oct
  • 05Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu

    Tranquebar – Land Where The Sea Sings Its Endless Song

    Tranquebar, or Tharangambadi as it was formerly known, is a town in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam district. Tharangambadi literally translates to "land of the singing......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 212 km - 4 Hrs, 5 min
    Best Time to Visit Tranquebar
    • Jan-Dec
  • 06Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu

    Thiruvannamalai - The Spiritual Centre Of Tamil Nadu

    Thiruvannamalai is a small sleepy town at the foot of the Arunachala hill or Annamalai. It is a temple town which is popular amongst pilgrims for the Arunachaleshwara Temple and......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 161 km - 2 Hrs, 35 min
    Best Time to Visit Thiruvannamalai
    • Nov-Feb
  • 07Thiruvenkadu, Tamil Nadu

    Thiruvenkadu - Navagraha Temple Of Lord Buddha

    Thiruvenkadu is situated in the Nagapattinam district. The place is about ten km away from the southeast of Sirkali, Poompuhar Road. It is said that this name has been derived......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 195 km - 3 Hrs, 45 min
    Best Time to Visit Thiruvenkadu
    • Oct-Mar
  • 08Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu

    Sriperumbudur - A Place Of Memorials, Races And Industries

    Sriperumbudur, an industrial town in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu, is fast emerging as a popular tourist destination. The old name of Sriperumbudur is Boodhapuri, and......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 66.8 km - 1 Hr, 10 min
    Best Time to Visit Sriperumbudur
    • Oct-Mar
  • 09Covelong, Tamil Nadu

    Covelong Beach - Steeped In History

    Covelong, a fishing village on the Tamil Nadu coastline, serves as a true delight for beach lovers. It is relatively close to Chennai and is in many ways, the perfect weekend......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 19.1 km - 20 min
    Best Time to Visit Covelong
    • Jan-Dec
  • 10Thiruvanaikaval, Tamil Nadu

    Thiruvanaikaval – The Abode Of Shiva

    Thiruvanaikaval, also known as Thiruvanaikoil, is a peaceful, quaint and unspoiled town situated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This small suburb is located on the northern......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 290 km - 4 Hrs,
    Best Time to Visit Thiruvanaikaval
    • Oct-Feb
  • 11Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

    Chidambaram - The City Of The Nataraja

    Chidambaram is a temple town in the district of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu known for its surreal setting, ancient Dravidian architecture and imposing Gopurams. With the sound of......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 161 km - 3 Hrs,
    Best Time to Visit Chidambaram
    • Oct-March
  • 12Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu

    Mayiladuthurai – The Peacock Town

    Mayiladuthurai literally translates as “the peacock town”. Mayiladuthurai is a portmanteau of three words, Mayil meaning peacock, Aadum means dancing and Thurai is a......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 200 km - 3 Hrs, 50 min
    Best Time to Visit Mayiladuthurai
    • Oct-Mar
  • 13Kanjanoor, Tamil Nadu

    Kanjanoor - Navagraha Temple Of Lord Sukra

    Kanjanoor is a village located in the district Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. This place is situated on the Northern bank of Cauveri river approximately 18 km from the north east of......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 219 km - 4 Hrs,
    Best Time to Visit Kanjanoor
    • Oct-Mar
  • 14Pulicat, Tamil Nadu

    Pulicat - A Little Seashore Town!

    Located on the Coromandel Coast, Pulicat is a tiny yet picturesque seashore town in Tamil Nadu. As a prominent Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century, this small town boats......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 122 km - 2 Hrs,
    Best Time to Visit Pulicat
    • Jan-Dec
  • 15Thirumanancheri, Tamil Nadu

    Thirumanancheri - Where The Gods Come To Tie The Knot

    Tamil Nadu is famous for its sleepy temple towns and the images it inspires in the minds of the tourist are not that far from the real thing. In many ways Thirumanancheri is the......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 221 km - 4 Hrs,
    Best Time to Visit Thirumanancheri
    • Oct-Mar
  • 16Poompuhar, Tamil Nadu

    Poompuhar - Bustling Port City Of The Days Of Yore

    Poompuhar, or Puhar as it is otherwise known, is a town in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu. It was famous in ancient times as a bustling port known as......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 236 km - 4 Hrs, 20 min
    Best Time to Visit Poompuhar
    • Oct-Jan
  • 17Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu

    Cuddalore - The Land Of The Sea And Temples

    Cuddalore, situated on the coast of Bay of Bengal is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Tamil Nadu. The name Cuddalore refers to “Sea Town” in Tamil......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 120 km - 2 Hrs, 15 min
    Best Time to Visit Cuddalore
    • Nov-Dec
  • 18Thiruthani, Tamil Nadu

    Thiruthani - The Holy Village

    Thiruthani is one of the holy lands for the devotees of Lord Muruga as the village boasts of one of the six temples of the Hindu God. The village is located in Tamil Nadu, in......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 109 km - 2 Hrs, 15 min
    Best Time to Visit Thiruthani
    • Oct-March
  • 19Yelagiri, Tamil Nadu

    Yelagiri - Weekend Retreat In The Lap Of Mother Nature

    Yelagiri, also spelt as Elagiri, is a small hill station in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu and is a backpacker’s paradise. Its history dates back to the colonial times,......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 227 km - 3 Hrs, 50 min
    Best Time to Visit Yelagiri
    • Jan-Dec
  • 20Chennai, Tamil Nadu

    Chennai – The Colonial Capital

    Chennai, erstwhile Madras, is the capital of Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India. The city is a major metropolitan as well as cosmopolitan city that is situated in the......

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    Distance from Mahabalipuram
    • 55.1 km - 1 Hr, 5 min
    Best Time to Visit Chennai
    • Oct-Feb
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