Mahabalipuram

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14th Jul 2016

Captivating Mahabalipuram

Photo of Mahabalipuram by Anupam Mazumdar
Day 1

Mamallapuram, or Mahabalipuram, is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The seafront Shore Temple comprises 3 ornate granite shrines. Krishna’s Butter Ball is a massive boulder balanced on a small hill near the Ganesha Ratha stone temple.

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

Krishna's Butterball

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

Tiger Cave

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

Tiger Cave

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar
Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

Panch Rathas

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

One side of the Panch Rathas

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

Shore Temple from Afar

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

At the Shore Temple

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

Shore Temple

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

Shore Temple

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

The Light House

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

Panch Rathas

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

Panch Rathas

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

Mahabalipuram Beach

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar

Arjuna's Penace

Photo of Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Anupam Mazumdar
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