Mahabalipuram Tourism & Travel Guide

Home to UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples, dreamy sunsets and spiritually-uplifting energy, Mahabalipuram is perhaps one of the most visited places in Tamil Nadu. Locally known as Mamallapuram, this was once the capital of the Pallava Empire. From exciting water sports to classic statuettes, the place is a delight for voyagers. Feel the shore underneath your feet at the Mahabalipuram beach and indulge in some super fun beach activities such as wind surfing and sea diving. The temples here have a special feature in common, they are built in the form of chariots with open air sanctoriums. The Shore Temple, standing strong like a marvellous rock-cut stone and overlooking the sea is known as the last creation of the Pallava kings. Another wonder in Mahabalipuram is the Panch Rathas, the five monuments that were etched out of a single rock in the 7th century. Pack your travel bags to explore the incredible Indian history by discovering the ageless stories of temples and their incredible architecture. You can get a bus from Koyembedu in Chennai or Pondicherry.
Best time to visit Mahabalipuram is from November to February

Trips and Itineraries for Mahabalipuram

This group has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is collectivly known as the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram....

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Mahabalipuram is also very near to Pondicherry....

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Top Places To Visit in Mahabalipuram 37 Spots

Edaikazhinadu, Mahabalipuram 603304
Once a glorious fortress, built during the Mughal era, the Alamparai Fort is in ruins today but still speaks of the valorous tales of the past.Distance from Chennai: 2 h 48 min (110.1 km) via East Coast Road9. Get your dose of adrenaline at Muttukadu
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Bay of Bengal, Mahabalipuram
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, this complex is made up of one large and two small temples. These were built during the the 8th Century AD during the time of King Narasimhavarmana II. This place during that time was an important port and a center for trade and business activities. This is known as the Shore Temple Complex as this is very close to the sea and a part of the coastal area on the banks of the Bay of Bengal. People who visit this place make sure to take a dip in the sea before worshipping here.
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