Places To Visit In Mahabalipuram

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  • Valayankuttai Ratha in Mahabalipuram#1
    Valayankuttai Ratha

    Valayankuttai Ratha is the extended part of the group of monuments in Mahabalipuram. It stands on the hillock where many rock-cut Hindu shrines are lo...

     

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  • Crocodile Bank in Mahabalipuram#2
    Crocodile Bank

    Crocodile Bank or Madras Crocodile Bank Trust is a famous attraction in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is a well-known zoo and a center for the study of rept...

     

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  • Pallava Beach in Mahabalipuram#3
    Pallava Beach

    Set along the enormous Coromandel Coast, Pallava Beach is a famous beach in Tamil Nadu. This beach bears the name of the great ruling clan, Pallava, b...

     

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  • Olakkannesvara Temple in Mahabalipuram#4
    Olakkannesvara Temple

    Olakkannesvara Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine in the district of Mahabalipuram. This Hindu temple stands on a hillock and overlooks the coast of Co...

     

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  • Naval Museum in Mahabalipuram#5
    Naval Museum

    The Naval Museum in Mahabalipuram is a popular tourist attraction. This museum is dedicated to the Indian Navy and came into being in the year 2015, w...

     

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  • Mamallapuram Lighthouse in Mahabalipuram#6
    Mamallapuram Lighthouse

    Mamallapuram Lighthouse is a famous tourist attraction in Mahabalipuram. It is a modern masonry tower that was constructed along the structure built b...

     

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  • Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple in Mahabalipuram#7
    Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple

    Also known by the name of Thirukadalmallai, Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple is a sacred shrine for Hindus in Mahabalipuram. It is a temple that enshrines...

     

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  • Krishna's Butterball in Mahabalipuram#8
    Krishna's Butterball

    Krishna's Butterball is a well-known tourist attraction in the town of Mahabalipuram. It is a huge boulder that weighs 250 tons and rests on an inclin...

     

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  • Mahishamardini Cave in Mahabalipuram#9
    Mahishamardini Cave

    Mahishasuramardini Cave is an important site of interest in Mahabalipuram. It is a place dedicated to Goddess Durga who killed the demon Mahishasura. ...

     

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  • Arjunas Penance in Mahabalipuram#10
    Arjunas Penance

    Arjuna's Penance, perhaps the world's largest bas-relief, is the universe itself in stone, throbbing with a vastness of conception. Legend has it that...

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  • Mahabalipuram Temples in Mahabalipuram#11
    Mahabalipuram Temples

    City: Mahabalipuram State: Tamil Nadu Location: South India Year of Construction: 830 - 1100 AD. Constructed By: Pallava Dynasty Type of Construction:...

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  • Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram#12
    Shore Temple

    Constructed in the Tamil Style of architecture and overlooking the Bay of Bengal, Shore Temple is a famous tourist attraction in Mahabalipuram. It is ...

     

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  • Pancha Ratha in Mahabalipuram#13
    Pancha Ratha

    Pancha Ratha, also known as Pandava Rathas, is a prominent monument in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. Constructed during the reign of the Pallava dynasty ...

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  • Tiger Cave in Mahabalipuram#14
    Tiger Cave

    Tiger Cave is a famous tourist spot in Mahabalipuram. It is not a cave for the majestic feline creature but a large rock-carved ancient Hindu temple. ...

     

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  • Raya Gopuram in Mahabalipuram#15
    Raya Gopuram

    Constructed during the era of the Raya clan, Raya Gopuram is an amazing gopuram (majestic pillar) in the premises of Meenakshi Temple. Unlike other go...

     

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  • India Seashell Museum in Mahabalipuram#16
    India Seashell Museum

    India Seashell Museum is a famous museum in Mahabalipuram. This museum is known for housing a vast variety of the different types of sea shells and th...

     

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  • Descent of the Ganges in Mahabalipuram#17
    Descent of the Ganges

    Descent of the Ganges is a renowned monument in Kanchipuram district. It is an open air rock-cut sculpture carved on two gigantic boulders. This monum...

     

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  • Mahabalipuram Beach in Mahabalipuram#18
    Mahabalipuram Beach

    Facing the ultramarine Coromandel Coast, Mahabalipuram Beach is a perfect place for rejuvenating the tired senses. It invites the locals and the touri...

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  • Varaha Cave Temple in Mahabalipuram#19
    Varaha Cave Temple

    Known by the name of Adivaraha Cave Temple, Varaha Cave Temple is a prehistoric Hindu temple in Mahabalipuram. This temple is a remarkable example of ...

     

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Things To Do In Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram has the scenic and historic beauty worth a visit. The beaches are exotic and the ancient structures reflect the architectural styles of dynasties that ruled this place.


Temples: The most prominent and striking construction here is the Shore Temple. The foundation of this temple goes around 1,400 years back. The area around the temple is very beautiful. The other temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu named, Thirukadalmallai built by Pallavas.

Monuments and Sculptures: The Five Rathas, Arjuna's Penance, Mahishamardini Cave and Varaha Cave are very impressive historical sites to visit.

Beach: The beaches are beautiful and serene. Boat rides, fishing and trekking can be enjoyed here.

Krishna's Butterball: It is a giant ball shaped rock, squatting on a hilltop. The way it is perched, it seems to go against the laws of physics.


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