Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram

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. By using our Mahabalipuram tour builder tool , you can arrange your visit to Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram and other attractions in Mahabalipuram.
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  • We did a tour of the temples with a driver from the hotel. One get's a ticket for all the sights for one day. Beautiful and great for kids as well. Especially the butterball.  more »
  • Mhaabalipuram is a great first stop out of Chennai on the road to the South and the discovery of the temples. Their environment is here nice and excellent maintenance.
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  • It's worth seeing at least some of the monuments and walking around the extensive parkland adjacent to A. Pennance. The $8 ticket gets you in to all monuments IF you see them all in one day.  more »
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  • Its a traditional place and will educate this place and history our next generations. Lot of statues are damaged due to sea air. Government needs to take care of remaining statues. I request to save the remaining things to save the culture. Other than than its good location and near by beach is nice and get all sea foods and products near by temple.
  • The shore temple is very well maintained and clean. There is a nice garden surrounding the temple. It's a very beautiful place situated near beach. The long stretched beach is generally less crowded and peaceful
  • The ancient stone temples here are a fantastic day trip from Chennai. The precision required to create these temples is astounding. Well worth the visit and well deserving of the UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
  • Wonder.. Maintained very well. There are very few Temples on see shore in India, Mahabalipuram is one of that. Easy access to commute. There are many places to visit around. It will take around 6hrs to visit all places including breaks.
  • The rock temple built using rocks is a historical place. Paid & free parking are available near the temple. Tickets are sold for 30rs per person. Cameras and bags are allowed inside the temple. Very good views with well-maintained lane and sea shore temple

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Where to stay in Mahabalipuram

Given the importance of its major attractions, Mahabalipuram offers a good number of accommodations across its main urban area. Thanks to the popularity of its coast, it has a large number of accommodations by the beach, too. Choose between the backpacker-friendly area around Othavadai Street, where budget hostels and boutiques provide the main options, and the massive resorts along the beach. Alternatively, Chennai lies just two hours away by bus, so many travelers choose to stay in the large city to the north and simply take day trips Mahabalipuram.
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