Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Situated just 60 kilometres off Chennai on the Bay of Bengal coast in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram was a flourishing port town of the Pallava rulers of South India.
A 7th century port town, Mahabalipuram has many temples that date back to that time. The most majestic among them is the Shore Temple. Most of these magnificent temples are monolith structures, carved out of stone. This historic temple town, because of the sheer preponderance of such architectural landmarks has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Luxury: Taj Fisherman’s Cove, Mahabalipuram
Hotel Fisherman’s Cove in Chennai is set on a wide stretch of beach. This luxury resort in Chennai was originally a Dutch fort. Here you can drink the tranquil beauty of palm-fringed beach while relishing the wild roars of the sea on a nature-expedition to Hotel Fisherman’s Cove in Chennai.
There are 88 rooms and cottages in Hotel Fisherman’s Cove. You can choose to stay in the luxury cottages with a private sit-out and garden, the sea facing cottages with Jacuzzi or the standard rooms.
You can try out varieties of dishes in Hotel Fisherman’s Cove as well. Seagull is a coffee shop cum multi-cuisine restaurant where you can dine while relishing the wide view of the swimming pool and sea. Try out Coromandel Coast specialties in Bay-View Point. Or, enjoy eating in Upper Deck, the Mediterranean restaurant. The Taj Group’s signature hotel, Machan offers delicious items from barbeque grill. And finally, the Anchor Bar offers cocktails, spirits, wines and snacks.
Other Facilities at Hotel Fisherman’s Cove in Chennai are swimming pool, fitness centre, Jiva Spa, karting, shopping, horse riding, catamaran rides, deep sea fishing, sports such as badminton, 24-hour room service, car rental, babysitter, currency exchange, and doctor on call.
Standard: GRT Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram
GRT Temple Bay, is situated at the scenic, historic seaside town of Mahabalipuram, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Located 60 Kms away from the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Temple Bay resort houses elegantly furnished, luxurious rooms and cottages, all designed to give you a view of the azure sea.
GRT Temple Bay is a beach resort intelligently designed to offer the best of comfort and leisure for tourists. The resort also doubles up as an ideal location for your business needs, be it conventions, conferences or training and development programs.
The GRT Temple Bay offers the following facilities: colour television in the room, safe deposit lockers, swimming pool, Ayush Wellness Spa, beach sports, babysitter, and doctor on call.
Standard: Chariot Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram
Located in Mahabalipuram, the Fortune Chariot Beach Resort has an atmosphere ideal for a relaxing stay, this property is the right choice to rejuvenate, while visiting Mahabalipuram
Chariot Beach Resort is like a world its own. Located at an elevation, that offers an unmatched panoramic view of the spectacular beach and bay front, the elegantly landscaped resort features 70 sea facing cottages and a fabulous pool. No detail has been overlooked and more importantly, it is just the way you want.
The many facilities at this resort include Wi-fi connectivity, 24-hour coffee shop, swimming pool, spa, shopping arcade, in-room tea/coffee maker, satellite televisions in the room, children’s play area, and many other facilities.