The average price of a 7-day trip to Mahabalipuram is $1,795 for a solo traveler, $3,224 for a couple, and $6,044 for a family of 4. Mahabalipuram hotels range from $33 to $153 per night with an average of $43, while most vacation rentals will cost $60 to $600 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Chennai International Airport (MAA) are between $935 and $1,679 per person for economy flights and $2,934 to $5,269 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $25 to $55 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Mahabalipuram, IN

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MAA and stay in a Mahabalipuram hotel:

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • March 19th to April 8th
  • May 14th to June 10th
  • August 27th to November 18th (except the week of October 22nd)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Mahabalipuram is usually early to mid September.

 

Average Mahabalipuram Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Mahabalipuram for a week is $895-$2,832($128-$405 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $55 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $492 to $1,511 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $39 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $128 to $156 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Mahabalipuram for a week is $2,448-$5,064($350-$723 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $110 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $984 to $3,022 for economy

Lodging: $38 to $39 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $128 to $156 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Mahabalipuram for a week is $3,124-$9,084($446-$1,298 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $220 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,968 to $6,044 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $78 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $192 to $250 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Mahabalipuram

How cheap can you make a vacation to Mahabalipuram? The cheapest trip to Mahabalipuram is about $108 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 11% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $60 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $29.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Mahabalipuram for a week is $757-$2,286($108-$327 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $13 to $25 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $492 to $1,511 for economy

Lodging: $29 to $33 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Mahabalipuram for a week is $1,340-$3,972($191-$567 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $50 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $984 to $3,022 for economy

Lodging: $29 to $33 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $100 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Mahabalipuram for a week is $2,680-$7,644($383-$1,092 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $100 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,968 to $6,044 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $66 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $96 to $150 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Mahabalipuram cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Mahabalipuram Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Mahabalipuram.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Mahabalipuram for a week is $2,038-$12,228($291-$1,747 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $53 to $110 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,151 to $3,898 for first class

Lodging: $86 to $153 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $600 to $1,260 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Mahabalipuram for a week is $3,560-$16,896($509-$2,414 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $106 to $220 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,302 to $7,796 for first class

Lodging: $86 to $153 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $600 to $1,260 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Mahabalipuram for a week is $7,120-$30,012($1,017-$4,287 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $212 to $440 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,604 to $15,592 for first class

Lodging: $172 to $306 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $960 to $1,890 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Mahabalipuram Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Mahabalipuram is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Mahabalipuram due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Mahabalipuram Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Mahabalipuram hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Mahabalipuram.

 

Flight Costs to Mahabalipuram

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,679 average in mid December to a low of $935 in early to mid September. Median flight price is $1,078. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Mahabalipuram our data includes 219 originating airports, and 128 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Mahabalipuram from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $9,044 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Kempegowda International (BLR) in Bangalore (India) at an average of just $48.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Mahabalipuram, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $743, so you can easily save about 79% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Mahabalipuram can easily cost $190 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $13 per person. Private tours can cost $380 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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