Activities at Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

Activities at Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

Families, friends, colleagues, and couples indeed everyone close by in the family at times needs to get away from their mundane routines, leave their virtual and social space far away and come together on the same plate; for a better bonding and understanding.  Do you think like us? If yes, then come together and plan for the weekend getaway and these vacations can be more fun if it the chosen destination is around the coastal area. Recently, in September 2017 we were invited with the fellow top bloggers from India and abroad to the Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram for the Chariot Bloggers Retreat, 2017 and the experiences at the property were just spectacular. The Chariot Beach resort Mahabalipuram; a 42-acre sprawling property not only went out to be the perfect weekend getaway for us but the ideal spot for friendship and strengthening the relations.

Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

We are big time travel freaks but this year only mountain Gods were favoring us till August. Finally, in September, Sea God listened to our heart and showered some blessings on us. So, we landed at the Chariot Beach resort Mahabalipuram from Delhi. The resort lies 50 km from Chennai right on the coastal belt between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake. It caters well to every tourist in every sense. We will be talking about the detailed review of the property, in our next blog post but for the timings let’s move on to the activities you can enjoy at the Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram with your family and friends.


Activities at the Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

  1. Neighbourhood Activity Zone.

The Chariot Beach resort Mahabalipuram has 5 acres of neighborhood activity village. The zone offers adventurous, team building and adrenaline rushing activities for all age groups, but only under the expert and trained supervisors. To name a few activities, we tried our hands on Burma Bridge, flying fox, Zipline, Dynamic Challenging Course, Swing walk, pottery, fix the bug etc. We don’t say everything was easy but surely they were interesting like their names. Indeed, they made us learn so much and here are some of the benefits, we could think off.Dynamic Challenging Course Zone at Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

Benefits of Neighbourhood activities

These adrenaline rush activities enhance one’s capacity to see, hear and feel the things. They act as a stress buster, refresh one’s mood and also helps in burning some calories. Apart from this, these activities also help one to understand his/her fears and most importantly that these fears are not the constraints in ones potential.

Also, when you try these activities together and motivate each other in a team, it makes you realize how much each one cares and wants you to accomplish this task successfully.

  1. Olympic Size Swimming Pool

The Chariot Beach resort Mahabalipuram has a huge Olympic size pool in the midst of lush green gardens. The setting of the pool is perfect with the cottages just around.

Olympiad Size Swimming Pool at Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

The Chariot team organizes pool games, evening snacks, and parties around the pool on prior requests. We spent our evenings at the pool playing volleyball and munching on tea and snacks with the fellow bloggers.

Bloggers Playing pool volleyball at Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

  1. Ayurvedic Spa

The resort owns its personal Ayurvedic spa zone exactly on the private beach shore. Ah! Location, it won our heart completely. If you too want to get pampered and relaxed by ayurvedic massages talk to the staff at reception and fix up the appointments for yourself.

Way to Ayurveda Spa Zone at Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

Our ayurvedic spa appointment was fixed at 3 pm and we reached the center on our scheduled appointment time. We continued walking ahead; receptionist at the reception standing with folded hands greeted us and directed further towards the narrow path. We crossed the pots laden with water and floating flowers in them and reached the 3 massage rooms facing the beach with swaying coconut trees around it. The dressed smiling therapist standing there further greeted and took us inside the traditional setting massage rooms. She made us change, lie down on the tables and doused us in the herbal oils, practicing the Ayurvedic treatment Abhyangam. The strokes and kneading kept on dozing us and the process continued for long 45-60 minutes leaving us completely relaxed.

We personally liked and favor their old school traditional decor setting. There were wooden tables and big glasses for the light to come in. Getting de-stressed watching the sea waves and breathing fresh coastal air, is the perfect term to describe our experience here.

View from Ayurvedic Spa Room of Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram
View from Ayurvedic Spa Room of Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram
  1. Private Beach & The “Coast” Sea Food Restaurant

The Chariot beach resort Mahabalipuram has its own 2-kilometre long private beach and the delicious seafood serving restaurant named Coast on the beach.

Waiting For Sunrise at Private Beach of Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram
Waiting For Sunrise at Private Beach at Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

We just walked for 5 minutes, following the cobbled stone street from our cottage, engulfing the cool ocean breeze. and there we reached the ideal empty just our beach. It is the perfect destination to watch the sunrise together. And also the ideal beach to walk hand in hand with your loved one on the golden sands.

If you wish to do something beyond all this for him/ her, then get a candlelight dinner organized at the beach by Chariot team. They will put up all efforts to make your evening special and memorable.

  1. Catamaran Ride

From the Chariot’s private beach, you can travel to the middle of the Ocean with the local guides in their small boats  Catamaran. The speedboat starts slowly making you completely drenched in the water but the views and feel of riding in this water-land are worth everything. The fisherman stops the boat slowly around a huge stone in the middle of Ocean to show the submerged tip of one of the seven Shore temples, which is a UNESCO heritage site.  Also will narrate that it became visible only when the water receded 1 kilometer back during 2004 Tsunami.

Getting ready for Catamaran Ride at Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram
Getting ready for Catamaran Ride, picture clicked by NivedithG of Macrotraveller

The Chariot Beach resort Mahabalipuram organizes the Catamaran ride only on prior requests.

  1. Cycling and Walking tour of the city.

The resort has some cycles which can be rented for the city ride or within the premises for just Rs 100 per day.

They too organize the heritage city tours on prior requests which include a visit to the Shore Temple, Arjun’s Penance, Five Rathas, Krishna’s Butterball and Lighthouse.

Walking Tour of Mahabalipuram City can be organised by Chariot beach resort Mahabalipuram

So, from these activities, you can easily make out, how wonderful the Chariot Beach resort Mahabalipuram is, as a weekend getaway. You can get a room, beach side cottage or suite booked for yourself with Chariot Beach Resort from their website.


Also feel free to use the Code “Suru500” to avail a discount of Rs 500 on the mentioned rates.
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Note: We were invited by the Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram as a part of Chariot Bloggers retreat but the views and experiences expressed here are completely our own. You can also check out our social media handles for the pictures using hashtags #funatcbr #chariotbeachresorts and #chariotbloggersretreat. Along with it do take a heritage walk at Mahabalipuram.

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Activities at Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram


33 thoughts on “Activities at Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram”

  • What a beautiful location with so much to do! Those team building activities look challenging, but fun. I could take a few of them and then hang by that gorgeous pool with ocean views!

  • The Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram looks gorgeous with so much to offer. I love the open area of the pool area. The spa would be a definite! I’m always up for a 60-minute massage. The obstacle course would be fun with a group. Although, I would need to focus to make sure I made it back down and not spend all my time laughing with friends. There’s so much to see and do in India, but I’d absolutely love to make it to Tamil Nadu for a weekend of rest and relaxation.

  • I would never have thought to put an activity village in a resort! But it’s a great idea, and I liked the philosophy behind it – “help one to understand his/her fears and most importantly that these fears are not the constraints in ones potential”. Although, I’m more likely to be found in the Ayurvedic spa – and that view – what a way to relax! This looks like a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle and let the sea air refresh you.

  • What a gorgeous property with so many cool activities. Lucky for you the water Gods heard your pleas. The spa sounds amazing and the restaurant on the beach sounds divine. Definitively a great place for a getaway!

  • Okay, I would be all about the spa. What a gorgeous location, and I’d love to lie by that seriously gorgeous pool, too. All the activities sound fun. I’d probably go ziplining just so I could go and relax by the pool again guilt free. Looks like a great resort.

  • It seems that Chariot Beach Resort has everything we need to be happy! I would not mind trying some of that adventurous activities but I would be sure not to miss an Ayurveda massage. What a cool idea to organize a bloggers retreat in Chariot Beach Resort, I am sure it was super fun!

  • Nothing like a lazy and relaxing staycation on the beach. If that happens to be near a historic city like Mahabalipuram then the experience goes to an altogether different level. The activities available are also just right to keep you relaxed and also active. I would love the Burma bridge activity as well as watching the sunrise or sunset. A catamaran ride in the sea would also be a thrilling experience.

  • The resort definitely seems like very well maintained and one of the best in Mahabalipuram. Plus there are so many things to enjoy here. I guess the activities are apt for both families and group of friends / colleagues. Would love to stay here sometime

  • Looks like a really great place to stay, the neighborhood activities really stands out for me, It would keep me occupied that’s for sure and of course it looks like a great place to unwind after having your adrenaline jacked up

  • Crossing the Burma Bridge looks like a lot of fun, but the Ayurvedic spa sound more like me! I am fascinated by the philosophy behind Ayurvedics. There are some really interesting things that I learnt on my visit to India that I have incorporated into my daily life. The beach looks beautiful as well and I would love to go on a catamaran at sunset .

  • The Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram looks like a beautiful place to relax and spend some time on the beach. I love the array of activities, and that crazy rope course/team building exercises look fun and different. It is great that you can rent bikes too and just cycle around the lush landscape.

  • Completely agree—taking some quality time to get away with friends and loved ones is always so important! Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram looks like a great spot to get away to! 42 acres is so huge! Love all the activities that are offered—the pool looks so inviting and spas are always wonderful. The catamaran ride and tours of the city sound like a lot of fun too as the Shore Temple would be nice to visit. Sounds like a great experience!

  • They went all-out on their activities for sure! I think the Ayurvedic spa sounds amazing – especially with that amazing location! I also think the neighborhood activities would be a blast! I’d love to stay here!

  • So true, we really need to break the chain of mundane life and live the world. This resort looks awesome with post card moment worthy clicks. Loved Burma Bridge photograph. Swimming pools looks like an artificial man made lake. I am sold to this property, will certainly stay there someday for it has so much to explore and live.

  • The Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram looks incredible, an Olympic sized pool? That’s insane! What a beautiful sunset you had during the Catamaran ride. So many great activities to do.

  • India’s been my dream destination for a very long time. And I see it’s not that far away from Chennai. It looks like a destination where you’ll never get bored and is worth the stop. Definitely have a look one day. Thank you.

  • I’ve had such a stressful couple of weeks that the massage sounds just heavenly. The beach looks lovely too and I always love when the beach is positioned perfectly for watching the sunset. It looks like a great resort to get a family or group together at.

  • I loved your review of the resort, itself, but I like it even better knowing how much there is to do nearby (my fear is always getting stuck at a resort with nothing else to do – noooo!). From traditional spas to active things like the adventure park and cycling, it sounds like a perfect mix for a lovely trip!