Temperature: Max. 34° C, Min. 20° C
Ideal Duration: 1-2 days
Open Time: Throughout the year
Nearest Airport: Chennai international
Nearest Railway Station: Chengalpattu Jn, Chennai Central
A small town between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake in the state of Tamil Nadu is known for historical monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries.
Mahabalipuram is having 40 ancient Hindu temples and monuments that include Arjun's Penance or Descent of the Ganges which is one of the largest rock reliefs in the open air in the world.
The most known Shore Temple includes 3 ornate granite shrines. This place was the second capital of the Pallava who ruled Kanchipuram and was known and called Mamallapuram. The main god is Lord Shiva, though the idol of Vishnu is also situated here.
This town is a place of stone monuments with a silvery sandy beach with locals making rock sculptures and stone arts.
An amazing attraction is a massive boulder balanced on a small hill near the stone temple of Ganesh Ratha and is known as Krishna's Butter Ball.
Wooden and stone artifacts are famous here. Soapstone and granite sculptures are also very famous in Mahabalipuram. These artifacts are mostly of Gods and Goddesses and also the scenes of daily life.
Since the town is in the vicinity of the Sea, so you can purchase seashells also from the market.
Enjoy this town and its culture and explore the rock monuments of the 7th-10th centuries.
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