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Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram is an ancient historic town which during the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and Ptolemy (140 CE) was a bustling seaport. Ancient Indian traders who went to countries of South East Asia sailed from the seaport of Mahabalipuram.

Situated in Kancheepuram district within the state of Tamil Nadu, overlooking the East coast of India, Mahabalipuram is roughly 60 km south from the city of Chennai (the nearest International Airport), this place is unanimously well acclaimed for its Rathas (temples in the form of chariots) and mandapas (cave sanctuaries). Besides, it isalso famous for giant open-air rock reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Lord Shiva. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort at Kancheepuram truly lives up to their belief and commitment in making your stay with them a memorable one. They ensure that you enjoy every aspect of your stay, both in the resort and the city. Some fascinating places that may be visited during your stay here are the Five Rathas, Shore temple, Krishna's Butter Ball, Varaha Cave, Mahishasurmardini Cave and Arjuna's Penance. Each of these places is legendary and has a spellbinding history to recite.

Begin your day with Yoga at sunrise in the lawns and facing the Bay of Bengal. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the Melting Pot. Get the concierge to arrange for transportation and visit Dakshinachitra for an insider's experience of South India. See and experience the cultural values and traditions that are being practiced through generations.

The resort provides its guests contemporary rooms which offer synergy between the location and the detailed design celebrating its space and inherent properties. The overall feel is luxurious and accentuated with tranquility offering views of the Lotus Pond or the swimming pool, a day bed, walk-in wardrobe, stand-alone bath tub, rain shower and complimentary hi-speed Internet. The total inventory of 105 rooms may be bifurcated as – 15 Resort Standard rooms, 31 Resort Classic rooms, 30 Resort Deluxe rooms, 16 Club Intercontinental rooms, 12 East Coast suites and 1 Vilasa Suite. Each selection creates a unique experience that embodies the spirit of tropical living in a resort setting. With all amenities and luxury to offer, the rooms surely offer a heavenly feel to the guests.

The East Coast Suites offer a private balcony, Garden and Ocean view, a living lounge and an en-suite lavish bathroom with lavish amenities, butler services, Club Intercontinental experiences, designed Spa experiences of 60 minutes per guest per stay and hi-speed internet. Private suite stays include options for private in-suite dining facing the Bay of Bengal and all Club Intercontinental experiences will complement exclusive luxury.

The resort has three open kitchens in the all-day dining restaurant that offer a wide range of European, Pan Asian & Indian cuisine. With indoor and alfresco seating overlooking the resort's lotus-filled pond, the restaurant creates a sense of calm serenity perfect for enjoyable dining experiences. Its name Melting Point is most aptly chosen. For those who love Chinese delicacies, Tao of Peng is the right place to be at. Overlooking the resort's magnificent gardens, Tao of Peng with its dramatic entry sets the stage for an exciting Oriental experience. The Chef's interpretation of contemporary Chinese dishes, which are inspired by classical Hunan and Cantonese cuisine, will take guests on a journey of over a thousand flavors.

The Gatsby Lounge is a chillzone and offers refreshing drinks expertly-mixed by the barkeeper. Here the guests can re-live the Jazz Age, listening to musical stylists while sipping their favorite cocktail. A plethora of spirits and cocktails, along with delicious assortment of light dishes are served here.

Samaya, the resort's signature event space, blends contemporary design and ambience with the latest technology and professional support. The principal venue is complimented by two well-equipped meeting rooms, internet coverage and video conferencing capability.

The resort has full provisions to cater to recreation facilities to pamper the guests. This includes an exclusive privately owned 600m stretch of white sandy beach at the doorstep of the resort, a temple tank inspired swimming pool, and Planet Trekkers - the Kids Club for younger guests aged between 4 - 12 years. For the health conscious, the resort has a superbly appointed Gym with the latest equipment for an invigorating workout. After a long hard day it is recommended that the guests indulge in a balanced menu of International therapies and local sea-inspired beauty treatments especially designed to replenish the body, mind and soul at the Spa.

Come and feel the opulence at The Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort!!