Hotels at Mahabalipuram
STD code of Mamallapuram: +914114
From ordinary to middle standards hotels are towards countryside and high class hotels are at 6 km long beach of Mahabali. The flow of tourists keep Mahabali busy all over the day but after sunset the calm and quietness at Mahabali is really enjoyable. But tourist should be aware of Hotel's agents, they are very disturbing.
ITDCs Hotel Tamilnadu-Mamallapurain Beach Resort, Covelong Rd
TTDC Hotel Tamilnadu, near Shore Temple, Ph: 242287.
Silver Sands Beach Resort, Ph: 242228, in the Continental Plan schedule, the rate -varies according to seasons,
Silver Inn, from the same group of hotels at Covelong Rd, Ph: 242228,
3 km away from the city there is Golden Sun Hotel and Beach Resort, 59 Covelong Rd. Ph: 242245
Ideal Beach Resort Ph: 242240,
TTDC's 42-bedded Youth Hostel, separate arrangements for male and female boarders, they have cottage as well.
There is IGGI Resorts Ph: 242273,
Jawaharlal Nehru Rest House (Holiday Home) Ph: 242208,
G R T TempleBay, Advance Booking: Ashok Reservation Marketing Services, Kolkata Ph; 22885208.
Surya Hotel is on the bank of the Lake,
Hotel Mamalla Bhavan,
Annexe to it under the same management, Mammala Lodge, Inside the village, Mamalla Bhawan Annexe, E Raja St Ph: 242260,
Ramkruhna Lodge, 8 Ottavadai St, Ph: 242331;
Sri Murugan Guest House Ph: 242552;
Hotel Sea Breeze Ph: 243065;
Iswariya Lodge Ph: 242084;
Pallava Lodge, Uma Lodge, Kavitha Lodge, Suresh Lodge, Tina Blue View Lodge, Padmanava Lodge, Merino Lodge, Royal Lodge, Chitra Lodge,
Magesh Tourist Lodge, E Raja St, Ph: 242201;
On East Coast Rd. Buharis Blue Lagoon Hotel. Ph:24926125,
Sea View Lodge you may get double-bedded rooms from them
Besides, you may try for S W Departments’s Holiday Home, Dharamshalas, PWD IB and rooms in private residences in the village of Mahabalipuram.
Food Choices at Mamallapuram: Different kind of Restaurants & Hotels are available at Mahabali. Their menu are enriched with different kind of fishes. They serve sea-fish, prawn, lobbstertshrimp etc very delicious and tasty plates at fair rate.
Mamalla Bhawan is good enough to stay at a cheaper rate and for South Indian vegetarian dishes.
Rose Garden at Shore Temple Rd is famous for its Spicy Fried Fish plate. Village Restaurant and nearby Surra Restaurant on the way to lake have goodwill for their tasty food. On Sea Beach on Ottadavai St Seashore Restaurant, Tina Blue View, Moonrakers, Sea Queen Restaurant are also popular for their tasty sea food.
What to buy from Mahabalipuram
Collect antics from Mahabali. Souvemor items like stone carving, snail shells, tortoise shells and images of gods and goddesses are sold at the bus stand to 5-point crossing of roads at Mahabali.
This article is originally published in Travel India and India Study Channel