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Near Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Mahabalipuram/Mamallapuram Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu Reviews

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Mamallapuram - Pictures of ancient port city of Tamil Nadu May 26, 2015
Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, is the one of the archaeological marvels created by Pallavas of South Indian dynasty. It is was also an ancient port city, situated south of Chennai city. This place has so many historical rock-cut monuments with amazing details and ancient skills.

One of the major attractions is the shore temple which is amazingly stone built/carved. There are several sculptures made out of single rock and each one of them explains the hard work, architecture and the perfection.

This place is little over 50kms from Chennai city and can be easily accessed by the road by car or bus. There are stalls around the sites which sells ice cold drinks, snacks and coconut water. There are also restaurants, hotels around this location making it as a getaway from the city for couple of days or so. The beach around there is also clean, quiet and less crowded.

Be prepared for hot and humid weather conditions during peak summer(May-Jun), so pack enough drinking water and wear simple cotton clothes, hat and sunglasses to beat the heat.

This place is definitely a worth a visit and can be done as daytrip from Chennai.
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calm Quite and party haven Aug 08, 2011
Poeple who havent been to mahabalipuram should try this place. Basically this palce is known for the historical monuments and temple around mahabalipuram. but most of the crowd come to the beach side to sip up some good beer and to find the best sea front restaurants offering tasty food....yummy....i still remember having that calamari fry...yum yum yum....

its worth and its pretty affordable. 5 stars....i have been to other places like om beach, pondy and kodakanal....but this place has good restaurants and accomodation whiich is clean and nice...comfy.

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