Travelers are voting Dakshinchitra and Open Air Museum as the best museums near Mahabalipuram. There are 5 museums in Chennai a city just 32 km from Mahabalipuram and 2 museums in Kanchipuram which is 34 km distant. The most popular of these are Dakshinchitra in Chennai and Anna Memorial in Kanchipuram. You can find 23 museums in Tamil Nadu and 293 museums in the country of India. Our members favorite in Tamil Nadu is Rajaraja Mani Mandapam and Ajab Bangla (Central Museum of Nagpur) is the top pick in India. Want more? Check out our map of museums near Mahabalipuram.