Mahabalipuram

Why travel Mahabalipuram?

"16 feet"

It is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus. It has a group of sanctuaries, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries : rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air rock reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The monuments are mostly rock-cut and monolithic, and constitute the early stages of Dravidian architecture where in Buddhist elements of design are prominently visible. They are constituted by cave temples, monolithic rathas (chariots), sculpted reliefs and structural temples. The pillars are of the Dravidian order. The sculptures are excellent examples of Pallava art. They are located in the side of the cliffs near India's Bay of Bengal.

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Mahabalipuram is a Town located in Tamil Nadu, South India. Mahabalipuram is also known as 
Planning to travel to Mahabalipuram? Know the weather conditions and the best time to visit Mahabalipuram is 
January, 
February, 
March, 
October, 
November, 
December. 
The ecosystem and topography of Mahabalipuram is ideal for travel. On your visit to Mahabalipuram you should ideally stay here for 1 - 3 days. Traveller who are interested in activities for 
Culture, 
Nature. 

The most used regional language in Mahabalipuram is Tamil. To take care of your travel expenses and cost, the currency you will need is Rupee(INR)

The love for food is the soul of travelling, the different food types available in Mahabalipuram are 

Indian, 
South Indian 

You have every reason to travel to Mahabalipuram, It is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus. It has a group of sanctuaries, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries : rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air rock reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The monuments are mostly rock-cut and monolithic, and constitute the early stages of Dravidian architecture where in Buddhist elements of design are prominently visible. They are constituted by cave temples, monolithic rathas (chariots), sculpted reliefs and structural temples. The pillars are of the Dravidian order. The sculptures are excellent examples of Pallava art. They are located in the side of the cliffs near India's Bay of Bengal.

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#Pancha Pandava Rathas
(Cultural Heritage), 
#Wide Beach
(Beach), 
#Arjuna's Penance
(Monument), 
#The Shore Temple
(Temple), 
#Ganesha Ratha Temple
(Temple), 
#Krishna's Butter Ball
(Picnic spot), 
#Varaha Caves
(Cave), 

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