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Mamallapuram
 

Special Events
From early January for four weeks there's the Mamallapuram Dance Festival. Dances from all over India are staged here including Bharatha Natyam ( Tamil Nadu), Kathakali (Kerla), Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh) as well as tribal dances, puppet shows and classical,traditional music. Pick up a leaflet of events of the tourist office in Chennai.

Beach
The village itself is only a couple of hundred metres from the wide beach, north of the Shore temple, where local fishers pull in their boats. The local toilet is also here and a walk along the beach is an exercise in sidestepping the turds, south of the Shore temple or 500 m or so north, it becomes cleaner.
 

About City

Area 8 sq. km
Population  9,856
Altitude Sea level

Temperature  

Summer- max-36.6 c  min-21.1 c
Winter- max-30.5 c min-19.8 c
Rainfall 32.5 cms average
Clothing Tropical
Languages Tamil and English
STD Code 04114