Mahabalipuram, also known as Mahamallapuram is situated in Kanchipuram district of Tamilnadu. It is famous for the monuments built in 7th -8th centuries by the rulers of the Pallava dynasty. The monuments are listed on the world heritage sites list.
Mahabalipuram is around 30 minutes far from Shollinganallur (the place we stayed). We, a group of friends took shared auto from Shollinganallur to Mahabalipuram. The entry ticket is 30 INR for Indians and can be used for visiting other monuments around Mahabalipuram. Visiting time: 6 AM to 6 PM.