So the total distance of Mahabalipuram from Bangalore is about 342 km. We had nice breakfast of Pongal near Hosur. Then, we continued our journey and after about 6 hours we reached Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram also known as Mamallapuram is a town in Kanchipuram district in the Indian state of Tami Nadu. Mahabalipuram was a 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It is believed to have been named after the Pallava king Mamalla.