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Dakshinachitra (Photo Courtesy: cprogrammer)
Five Rathas
Krishnas Butterball
Five Rathas
Five Rathas
View of Shore Temple from Sea Breeze
Shore Temple
Shore Temple

Mahabalipuram is home to 7th - 9th century monuments of Pallava kingdom which are now a designated UNESCO world heritage site. Its a popular stopover on inbound heritage circuit and day visited from chennai. Some of the monuments include

Thirukadalmallai - The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was also built by Pallava King in order to safeguard the sculptures from the ocean.

Arjuna's Penance – a giant open-air bas relief

Varaha Cave Temple – a small rock-cut temple dating back to the 7th century.

The Shore Temple – a structural temple along the Bay of Bengal with the entrance from the western side away from the sea.

Pancha Rathas (Five Chariots) – five monolithic pyramidal structures, each of these is carved from one single large piece of stone.

The monuments are within 1 km radius from Mahabalipuram town centre.

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