Mamallapuram(Mahabalipuram) is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is an ancient sea port ruled by Pallavas ruled during 7th century. A small area covers lot of interesting ancient rock cut sculptures built during 7 to 8 the century. There is also a magnificent Shore Temple which is considered to be oldest Dravidian style temple existing. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Very easily accessible from Chennai, there are lots of stay options including resorts available at the beach.
Heritage – Mahabalipuram