Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram is a small strip of land located in between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake. It is a long lost town with wonderful architectural evidence dating back to the 7th and 8th century. Built by the Pallava Dynasty, the town has some amazing architecture and beautiful beaches where one can participate in different water sports. It is an UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
It is situated at a distance of 95kms approximately from Pondicherry and 54kms from Chennai. Buses ply from both the places.
But I booked a cab..Toyota Itios for three of us ( my parents and I) for a day for ₹2800 from a local travel company in Puducherry. It was a super sunny day and I was not at all willing to travel in a local bus.
We started at 8am in the morning. And reached the destination at around 9.30am.
First, we visited the SHORE TEMPLE. We bought the tickets for ₹50/head, which was applicable for all the places to visit there.
NOTE:- CAMERA OF ALL KIND IS ALLOWED INSIDE BUT YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CARRY A TRIPOD BEYOND THE VIEWING GATE.
BUT YOU CAN CARRY A GIMBAL.. LOGIC WAS NOT UNDERSTOOD BY ANY OF US.