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...arriving in Chennai midday and need to get to Mamallapuram...best form of transportation? how long a drive?

...in Mamallapuram would like to hire a knowledgeable guide for the area. suggestions?

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1. Re: Mamallapuram

Hi myles1,

You can hire a taxi at Chennai and drive for 1.5 hour to Mamallapuram, there would be many local guides roaming around you can easily find one.

Another option: Tamil Nadu tourism has arranged for hop on hop off buses from Chennai to Mamallpuram. starting point of these buses is their office at PH road opp to central railway station

with regards,


Edited: 19 September 2011, 09:23
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2. Re: Mamallapuram


Basically boils down to your luggage and budget (for the travel from airport to Mamallapuram.)

Traffic is not an issue at that time of the day and you can choose between a cab, bus or even a train plus bus / cab combo.

If you do have a bit of luggage, your options are narrowed down to a cab.

check this forum for earlier posts on the ideal cab rates.



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