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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram also known as Mamallapuram, is a temple town situated along the shores of the Bay of Bengal. Mahabalipuram is an elegant place to visit, it was a well-established seaport during the 7th and 10th centuries of the Pallava dynasty.  During the rules of Pallava great poets, dramatists, artists, artisans, scholars and saints emerged.

This location is among the most outstanding examples of Dravidian art and architecture. Mahabalipuram is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The structures here are mostly carved straight out of granite and are among the oldest existing examples of Dravidian (South Indian) architecture. Mahabalipuram is a place of great architecture, caves and stonework with white sandy beaches. The serenity, the alluring atmosphere and the impressive setting with many beautiful white sandy beaches are the reasons which make this wonderful town a tourist magnet.

Explore & Experience-

EXPLORE (Places to visit):

  • Shore Temple
  • Five Rathas
  • Thirukadalmallai
  • Sculpture Museum
  • Arjuna’s Penance
  • Krishna’s Butterball
  • Descent of The Ganges
  • Mahishamardini Cave
  • Varaha Cave
  • Krishna Cave Temple
  • Mahabalipuram Beach
  • Covelong Beach (AKA Kovalam)
  • Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple
  • The Madras Crocodile Bank
  • India Seashell Museum

 

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE (Things to do):

  • Mamallapuram Dance Festival
  • Crocodile sighting at The Madras Crocodile Bank
  • Hang out at the beach
  • Sea surfing
  • Fishing & angling

 

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