13 October 2017

There's a Holiday for Everyone at Chariot Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram

'Tans and tides will fade. But memories will last forever.'


Why do you travel? And what sort of a traveller are you? Do you love setting off on romantic escapades with your better half, in an attempt to discover each other in addition to the destination you're visiting? Or are you an adrenaline junkie and enjoy participating in  thrilling, adventurous activities on your vacation? Or you're a luxury traveller - a vacation for you implies swanky rooms, best of food and wine, and relaxing spa sessions? Or like me, you're a foodie and believe the best way to explore a new destination is via it's culinary route? Whatever be your rationale to travel, a good hotel or resort should be able to cater to every sort of traveller and be able to fulfill your every desire while on vacation.


This was my first visit to Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram  an ancient city of yore in South India that dates back to the 7th century. And just like all ancient cities, Mahabalipuram is a treasure trove of culture, history and art that attracts tourists all year round. But what makes Mahabalipuram special is the fact that it is a coastal town, situated between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake. And the Chariot Beach Resort in Mahabalipuram is the perfect holiday spot if you're looking at enjoying the cultural aspects as well as the pristine beach that Mahabalipuram has to offer. 




Unlike other 'beach' resorts, Chariot is situated right on the beach. The far off horizon and their Olympic sized swimming pool is what your eyes are drawn to first thing as you enter the reception lobby. The resort is situated across 42 acres of land which means a buggy is your best friend to transport you to your far off cottage. Or rely on good ol' Bus No. 11 (our nickname for legs). As I settled down into my spacious cottage and spent three days here exploring the property and experiencing what the resort has to offer, I realized that there's something here for everybody.