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Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram

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Carved out of rock, Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram deserved their World Heritage designation as the world's biggest open-air rock relief. This complex of 40 odd temples dates back to the 7th and 8th centuries. See cave sanctuaries, temples shaped like chariots made of sandstone, and thousands of sculptures of Shiva. A masterpiece of Indian art, a bas-relief depicting the goddess Durga killing a buffalo-headed demon remains among the site's highlights. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Mahabalipuram holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It takes about and hour to reach this place from Chennai. You can book a car or go in the local bus. I would recommend you to do Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram on the same day from Chennai. 
  • One of the oldest temples in the South, must have seen. The system is all around great, which is a marvel.
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  • It is 26 m by 8 m high and this is held in rock, I've been impressed and is the 7th century u 8 monolithic rock recommend it because it is amazing.
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  • Great place to visit if you love monuments. I didn't knew at the time of visiting Shore Temple that it was carved out of a rock. And it was still in such a great shape. All in all it was a nice experience visiting Mahabalipuram.
  • A wonderful architecture produced by the great pallava dynasty though incomplete gives us the taste of wonderful carvings dated to 640AD..
  • No doubt that the Monuments are great, but it needs great protection from natural forces.
  • Not a good place during summer..
  • You can never miss this place when you have tamil nadu on your itinerary! A must visit for all those ancient monuments beautifully chalked out of stone by expert sculptors and architects!
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