If you are planning to visit the World Heritage Site Mahabalipuram, you will definitely find various options in hotels that include budget hotels, cheap hotels, beach resorts, luxury resorts and heritage hotels as well. Before you make your trip, it is important to book your hotel in Mahabalipuram t... read more
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Mahabalipuram is a hot spot for foreign and local tourists alike. The Mahabalipuram experience will cast a charm on you. This is a short guide on the highlights of the beautiful town of Mahabalipuram.
• By Air: The Meenambakkam Airport in Chennai is the closest airport to Maha... read more
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Called as mandapas or rock-cut caves the cave temples in Mahabalipuram are sanctuaries or temples covered with bas-reliefs. Traces of such architecture are known to have been used during the Buddhist period. Much similar cave architecture was excavated on rock faces. There are eleven mandapas in Mah... read more
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Although the main attractions of Mahabalipuram are the ancient architecture and rock carvings, there are plenty of activities that can be done to have a blast with family and friends.
Here are some cool ideas on the things you can do while you are at Mahabalipuram:
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This is one of those unexplained mysteries in science. At Mahabalipuram the 20 feet high and 5 meter wide rock estimated to weigh over 250 tons seems to pull off a balancing act like no other. Known locally as Krishna’s Butter Ball is not a rock that stands on an extremely small and slipper... read more
Descent of the Ganges/ Arjuna’s Penance, is a popular monument from the Pallava age in Mahabalipuram. Measuring approximately 30m (100ft) long and 15m (45ft) high, it’s an open air rock carving which depicts the story of how the holy river Ganges came into earth from the heavens led by Arjuna. I... read more
Tourists and visitors come to Mahabalipuram to have a good time and admire the ancient architectural achievements that are a testament to the art and culture of the Pallava era.
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Located about 60 km from Chennai, Mahabalipuram home to ancient sculptures, rock carvings was classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. The name Mahabalipuram, city of Mamalla is subsequently after the title of the Pallava ruler Narasimhavarman-I. Mamalla was a port during the 1st century AD a... read more