The best place to stay in Mahabalipurm is GRT Temple Bay, it is in main road.
How To Reach - Mamallapuram is 60 Kms/38 Miles from Chennai and connected by a good road that runs along the coast. It is also connected to Chengalpattu via Tirukkalukunram. There are bus services to Mamallapuram from Chennai and Chengalpattu. The nearest railway station is Chengalpattu while Chennai is the closest airport. Regular tourist coaches ply every day. Consult Tourism Office for timings.