An ancient port with a flourishing maritime trade, Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram is situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It was the chief sea port of the Pallavas who ruled over South India from the 1st century BC to 8th century AD and is recognized as the site of some of the greatest architectural and sculptural achievements in India. Under the reign of the Narasimha Varman, this seaport began to grow as a great artistic centre. Mamallapuram is a UNESCO world heritage site, and a testimonial to the early Dravidian style of architecture.
Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram is a small laid back town, once an important city of the ancient Pallava kingdom. The town houses many world heritage listed temples which narrate the tales of the Mahabharta. These temples are built with granite and different temples are dedicated to different deities. The city is a great visit for its exquisite stone sculptures and cultural artifacts.
The monolithic temples named after the Pandavas, the five heroes of the epic Mahabharata
One of the oldest structural excellence of the South India classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The nearest airport is Chennai (58 Kms) which has many major cities of India, connecting it further across the country.
The nearest railhead is Chengalpet (30 Kms) which is connected to Chennai and other cities.
Mamallapuram is connected by road to Chennai, Chengalpet ,Kanchipuram and other cities.
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