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Staying in Mamallapuram

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Staying in Mamallapuram


I'll be staying in Mamallapuram for a few nights in the middle of August.

I'm looking for some advice.

Can someone recomend a good place to stay. Cheap, backpacker vibe and close to the beach.

Is there somewhere to rent motorbikes? Maybe an Enfield?

What is the beach like? And the night life?


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1. Re: Staying in Mamallapuram


there are a lot of backpacker hostels off the main road, most of them not at the beachfront. Check them out when you get there, usually no need to book before.

The beach is mainly used for fishing, but you can relax and swim there too. MP is not exactly the place I would choose for nightlife, but there are some nice traveler hangouts with cocktails, pancake, German bakery and that stuff. I spent there a couple of days in January, you can have a look at my photos at


MP is famous for its stone carvings, you can watch the crafters at work and of course buy their stuff.


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2. Re: Staying in Mamallapuram

There are scores of lodges in the low to mid budget range down towards the beach, check out the rooms and bargain the price down as it is non season. Enfields will be no problem to rent, ask at Nautilus restaurant (run by a Frenchman) opposite Laxmi lodge and he will point you in the right direction.

Along this same street there are a dozen or more lodges to choose from and is as close to the beach as you will get, anything beach front will cost a lot more and if in the fishing colony will be noisy in the very early mornings.

Go for the ground floor rooms as the top floors can turn into ovens at this time of year.

Edited: 02 August 2010, 05:31
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3. Re: Staying in Mamallapuram

You can look on Ideal Beach resort ,Radisson Resort Temple Bay and Chariot Bech resort Etc..If you are looking for Budget Mamala Heritage will Be good option

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