The best time to plan a trip to Mahabalipuram is when the winter season sets in, which is between October and March. The climate remains good with warm days and cold nights, ideal for outdoor activities and for exploring the town. The period from November to February is the peak tourism season when the climate is salubrious. Travelling to Mahabalipuram during summers are generally avoided because of the very high temperatures and the exhausting heat, which makes it difficult to travel around the town for sightseeing.
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Mamallapuram Dance Festival is organised for around twenty days, in the town of Mahabalipuram, to celebrate the diverse forms of folk dance popular in different regions and cultures of India. Maestros of Bharatnatyam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi and Kathak give performances. Apart from this, the beautiful sandy beaches are another attraction to this port town.