Mamallapuram, or Hampi-by-the-sea

My friend recommended Mamallapuram to me, we’re glad he did: Mahabs as it’s also known as is great. We’re staying in a pretty little guest house with its lovely owners who are so attentive and make staying here a great experience.
Mahabs has a lot of heritage from many centuries ago and today we went on a stroll – very slowly, blame the humidity – around much of it.
It reminds us so much of Hampi which we loved so much when we visited in 2011, but with a backdrop of tropical surf, what’s not to like.
Yesterday’s ocean view meal, at the Santana restaurant, with its backdrop of a tropical lightning was just stunning. Fish curry, calamari curry, butter chicken masala, all eaten during a power cut, with wind blown lanterns glowing gently. Wow.

4 thoughts on “Mamallapuram, or Hampi-by-the-sea”

    1. Oh man, I feel for you, so I won’t tell you about tonight’s epic, homecooked by the owners of the guest house. I won’t tell you about the masala fried fish, or masala eggs, or spicy saag curry, or poppadoms, or, fresh prawns the size of idlis, or the fried potato dish…no, I won’t do that 😀

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