Heritage – Mahabalipuram – India

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Five Rathas in Mahabalipuram
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The Shore Temple (built in 700–728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal.
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The Shore Temple (built in 700–728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal.
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Rock-cut and monolithic sculptures
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Rock-cut and monolithic sculptures
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Rock-cut and monolithic sculptures also called cave temples.

 

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

8 Comments Add yours

    1. Raj says:

      Thank you for the reblog… Appreciate it.

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      1. your welcome, great post, great photos

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    1. Raj says:

      Thank you for linking me.. 🙂

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  1. N says:

    Great Pictures! I love your blog.
    Great theme choice too 😉

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    1. Raj says:

      Thank you N for the appreciation, yes we two have similar layout I suppose! 🤓👍

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