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
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The Shore Sanctuary: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

Krisna's Butter BallLighthouse in the BackgroundVaraha Cave TemplePancha Pandava RathasThe Shore ...

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Mahabalipuram: A Walk Around Tour

Ganesha RathaLight HouseLight HouseNakula Sahadeva Ratha and Elephant SculpturePancha RathasShore...

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An Ancient Land Called Mahabalipuram 

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An economical trip to Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry

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Mahabalipuram - Portraits on Sand & Stones

Shore TempleArjuna's PenancePancha RathasKrishna MandappamKrishna's ButterballAt a distance of 55...

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Chennai Chronicles: Mahabalipuram

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Shore Temple
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 ...
Alamparai Fort
Edaikazhinadu, Mahabalipuram 603304
Krishna's Butter Ball
Near the Ganesh Ratha, Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram is a place known for its natural rock formations and this is also one of those. This is a very interesting...
Arjuna's Penance
W. Raja St, Mahabalipuram
This is the World's largest bas- relief and is a stone carved group opf monuments with more than 100 types of sculptures...
Pancha Rathas
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and under the supervision of the Archeological Survey of India, this is a monument complex ...

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