Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram

Carved out of rock, 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 Monuments at Mahabalipuram and other attractions in Mahabalipuram.
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  • Walked past all the monuments but we had to view from the roadside as they were all being spruced up for the Chinese visit. 10,000 policemen also there!!! Looked good but would have been nice to go in...  more »
  • Hello all I just spent two weeks in South India a driver Tamil Nadu Mamallapuram Muthuraman he is super kindness and good ideas he drives carefully and stops you when you ask him. professional. but also componganon of friendly travel. Here's Management Coordinates Good Trip WhatsApp '9952077470 muthu7605@yahoo.co.in
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  • Enjoyed viewing the sculptures and historical sites at Mahabalipuram. Mr Loganathan was our tour guide and was the reason we enjoyed our time their so much. He was knowledgeable about the history and ...  more »
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  • The place is very beautiful and the area is very clean. The temple there is very beautiful to see and take pictures off. The view of the beach from there is also very nice. But there's nothing else to do there except take pictures of the monuments and the scenery.
  • The old temple at the beach gives a nostalgic feeling while watching the ruins. Imagining the grandeur that would have been. With the sound of waves around. A dazzling array of centuries-old ruins along the coast. It is a bit of a drive outside Chennai but is well worth it. The scale and age of these relics is hard to imagine for a westerner. There are many sites all within a somewhat contained area so be sure to set aside several hours.
  • Good archeological site. Too hot. Get hats to keep your head cool. Well maintained. Clean
  • Nice place to visit. Well maintained by Archaeological department of India. Adult have to pay a entry ticket of Rs.40 which is valid for all the monuments of Mallampuram. You can see the weathering of rocks of Shore temple
  • The historic monuments are mind blowing. Our culture is very rich and we have so much to learn from them. You will be awestruck looking at the monuments.
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