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Review: Chariot Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram

If you are a history freak and looks for a relaxed vacation simultaneously, want to sleep in the private deluxe or seaside cottages with an Olympiad pool around, walk hand in hand watching the sunrise with your loved one on a private beach, then the Chariot Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram is the perfect place for you.


Recently, you might have seen our Instagram feed and Facebook feed loaded with lots of beach pictures giving you a perfect clue about our trip to the awesome Chariot property, and the fun we had while doing activities at chariot beach resort, Mahabalipuram. We were invited as guests to the #Chariot Bloggers Retreat.


We, a team of 16 bloggers from Delhi landed at Chennai Airport in the morning and were driven by the Chariot team Chauffer to the Chariot Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram. The resort is located at a distance of 60 km from the prime location at the shore. It took around 1:30 hr to reach the resort. As soon as we arrived, we were welcomed by the refreshing traditional South Indian coconut drink and seashell garlands. After a brief introduction and savory filling brunch, we were ushered towards our super deluxe villas.

Welcomed by Coconut Drink and Seashell Garland on arrival at Chariot Beach Resort

About The Chariot Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram

The Chariot Beach resort is stretched over 42 acres. There are 70 rooms and villas amidst the swaying coconut trees and beach at the end.

Open Lush green areas at Chariot Resort, Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram or earlier known as Mamallapuram is a UNESCO heritage site and has the history dating back to 6th century when Pallavas came from Sri Lanka to rule the place.

The Chariot Beach resort is a perfect destination to soak in the greenness and calm your senses at the beach.

Rooms at Chariot Resort

The resort has in total 70 rooms categorized into standard rooms, deluxe rooms & cottages (24), sea view cottages (4) and sea view suites (4).

The rooms, villas and the suites in the Chariot beach resort are crafted keeping in mind the simple logic Rest & Relaxation (R&R) and the gripping greenery and cold breeze of the ocean are enough to unwind one from its daily chores.

Super Deluxe Cottages at chariot Mahabalipuram
Super Deluxe Cottages

We stayed at Super Deluxe cottages, which is spacious and furnished in a way to house two queen size beds. And the other amenities like working table, Sofa, chairs, LED’s, minibar, coffee maker, weighing scales, washroom, and outdoor shower. The villa is hugged from all sides by tropical gardens and has huge windows for the direct sunlight. The room looks out to the patio which has a perfect sitting arrangement to enjoy some morning and evening filter coffee with the newspaper. The Super Deluxe Villas are apt for the families as well as the couples.

Super Deluxe Cottage Room at Chariot Beach Resort

Amenities in Super Deluxe Cottage of Chariot beach resort

There are few Sea view cottages and suites in the resort too. Everything in these is almost same except that from there patio and rooms, one gets direct views of the sea and its waves. The Sea View Suites too has a separate dining area within their rooms.

Sea View Suites at Chariot Beach Resort
Sea View Suites
Sea View from Sea view Cottages at Chariot Beach Resort
Sea View from Sea View Cottages

Restaurants at Chariot Beach Resort

If you are someone who is the foodie, can go gaga about the food, have strong taste buds and the aroma of the cooked food in restaurants can tease your hunger, then this is the place you should be for your weekend getaways. They offer you a variety of traditional South Indian Cuisine to North Indian food.

There are 3 restaurants and a Bakehouse at Chariot Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram.

Kapi serves multi cuisines, a la carte and buffet throughout the day for its guests. There are live counters to try some lip-smacking local delicacies.

Sweet Delicacies at Chariot beach Resort
Sweet Delicacies at Chariot Beach Resort

Panam is a bar to enjoy some good cocktails and mocktails with your family and friends.

Restaurant at Chariot Beach Resort

Coast actually lies on the sea coast with the wonderful sea views and cold breeze. The fresh seafood severed here is palatable and unforgettable. Chariot team too organizes dinner for family, couple and friends on the sea coast.

Coast Restaurant at Chariot Beach Resort

Bake House on the property is enough to keep your sugar and calorie level apt while enjoying the property. The team doesn’t forget to serve you a variety of desserts after every meal.

Apart from this, there are various shakes and juices to enjoy the day.

Activities at Chariot Beach Resort Mahabalipuram

There are a plethora of activities to choose from and enjoy within the premises of chariot Beach resort. There is a separate 5 acres neighborhood activity zone to rush your adrenaline levels. To name few others there is Zip lining, Burma Bridge, ATV ride, Cricket zone, Table tennis, Olympiad size swimming pool, private beach, Catamaran ride and Ayurvedic Spa zone.  You can read about these in detail here.

Watching Sunrise on private beach of Chariot Beach Resort
Watching Sunrise on private beach at Chariot Beach Resort


The Chariot beach resort, Mahabalipuram has three Banquet Halls named as Orchid, Marigold, and Frangi Pani. These can house 60 to 400 people during conferences and other events.

Besides, this the Chariot Team organizes personal as well as corporate parties at their Rock garden, pool, and private beach, only on prior request.

Bar in rock garden of Beach Resort
Bar in rock garden at Chariot Beach Resort

Walking/ Cycling at Chariot Beach Resort

Disregard all this, walk or cycle around the whole property in the early morning. There is silence, soothing birds chirping and a whiff of cool fresh ocean air brushing against your skin and soothing your inner soul.

Our Experience at Chariot Beach Resort

So, from all this review you can clearly make out that the Chariot Beach resort has some or other thing for everyone. We could relax and rejuvenate here, away from the mundane city life. The place is a perfect example of peace and tranquillity. One can calm down and detox himself/herself in the perfect environment here.

Sea Views at Chariot Beach Resort

Other must-visit Attractions in Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is a UNESCO heritage site dating back to 6th-7th century, so make sure to dwell yourself on the history of Pallavas dynasty. The Chariot Beach resort organizes a half day walking heritage tour of the Mahabalipuram city on prior request. The places which are must see and included in the tour are – Shore temple, part of submerged shore Temple, Krishna’s Butterball, Arjuna’s Penance, Old and New Lighthouse, 5 Ratha’s, and Seashell Museum. We will be covering all the details about these in our next post.


How to reach here

The Chariot Beach resort Mahabalipuram is just 60 km from Chennai. It takes around 1hr 30 minutes, maximum to reach.

Address: Five Raths Road, Behind Five Raths Monument, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104

Website: www.chariotbeachresorts.com


AllGudThings was invited as a guest for the Chariot Bloggers Retreat, 2017, but the views expressed here in the post are completely ours. Special Thanks to Mr. Anand Chandershekar, for arranging everything so nicely and taking good care of all the bloggers.

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Chariot Beach Resort

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