An iconic tourist destination in a very small town . It witness the century old monuments everywhere around the town. Because the monuments are situated with some amount of distance to one another. But entry ticket is common for all the monuments.
There tourist guides are available to know the story of the temples but I went on my own .Because I had a book and a map of the town and monuments.
Ample numbers of accommodations are available around the city which starts from homestay to luxury hotels choose according to your budget.
Lots of restaurants are there inside the town but still a bit lack for vegetarian gourmets.
I had just only one bad experience on selecting a sandals on beach. Near beach I purchased a leather sandal ( SO CALLED ) near shore temple. That was looks good and he said it is a pure leather and handmade since I am not aware to distinguish the difference between leather and thick paper. It was very attractive and fully polished in brown to hide the quality of the sandal. He said it 650 ( but if you negotiate will give for even 300)
I made a bargain and paid 500. I just used it for 3 days and I surprised that there was a thick papper like ( board ) attached inside. This is my only advice and never think of buying this. Rest all a great experience.
The another coastal town pandycherry is approximately 106 km from here. But still lot's things to see around mamallapuram like tiger cave, crocodile bank, dakshin Chitra, eagle mountain and etc.
Hope my review would be helpful for future travelers..enjoy and keep traveling 🙂.