• State: Tamil Nadu
  • District: Kancheepuram
  • Tourism Type: Temple Town
  • Population: 12,049 (According to Indian Census, 2001)
  • Altitude: 12 m.
  • Telephone codes: 44 (India) and +91 (International)
  • Pin codes: 603104
  • Languages: Tamil, Hindi and English
  • Climate: Moderate and Humid
  • What to buy?
  • Stone sculpture; cane objects and woodcarvings idols of gods and goddesses on soapstone, granite and wood; jewelry, shawls and decorative items made of seashells.
  • Best time to visit: December to March
  • Clothing recommended: Cotton
  • Local transportation: Car, Train, Bus and Taxi
  • Food specialties: idli, Dosa, rassam, virundhu, parota, upma, thogaiyal, sevai, thayir sadam, kottu, etc.
    • Filter Coffee is also famous.
    • Cuisine is partial without spices and coconut
  • Traditional Sweets: Kachayam, Godhumai Halwa, Adhirasam, Paal Kozukattai, Mysore pak, Aam Sandesh, Palm Jaggery Paniyaram, Ulanthan Kali, Varagu Payasam, sweet pongal, etc.
  • Adventure sports: Surfing, para sailing, angling, biking, paintball, sport fishing, boating, scuba diving, body boarding, camping, snorkeling, free diving and many more. .
  • Popularly known as: ‘Mamallapuram’
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