Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

An exploration of Sea Shore Temple, a World Heritage Site, allows you to see how a historic trade junction became a place of worship. As you approach this 8th-century temple, notice how the site's outdoor pavilions were carved in granite rock. Dravidian architecture at its best, the shrine serves as both a popular tourist attraction and a major pilgrimage site, known for its many elaborate sculptures depicting various Hindu deities. Take a look at our Mahabalipuram trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Sea Shore Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Dedicated to Shiva, Sea Shore Temple is one of the oldest structures in Mahabalipuram dating back to the 700s. It has stood the test of time and the deadly tsunami of 2004. Started by the Pallavas and...  more »
  • Pretty walk from the parking lot. We recommend to bring a parasol because no shade around the temple. I take some great photos from a little distance from the temple, entering the Bay of Bengal and the temple.
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  • After stayed Pondicherry for 5 days we moved back towards Chennai via the ECR and reached Mahabalipuram (also named Mamallapuram). We checked - in @Ideal Beach Resort ........ Next day we got up very ...  more »
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  • Age old heritage monument situated right on the sea shore hence known as sea shore temple. There is no ritual in this temple. This is the only temple remaining on the shore from a cluster of 2-3 temples. Others got submerged in sea. The temple is a great tourist attraction
  • Lovely place. .must visit place for everyone. .u can see the great sculpture and the excellent works of pallavas. . the worst part is, maintanence of the place is worse. .no proper food & water facility. .
  • Worst parking system ever i seen. Think before you go the people are rude after getting fee no assistance from them. Better park your vehicle in arjuna temple, there is plenty of space.
  • The oldest art n civilization of our nation the temple of the time of pallava's dynasty..... Amazing piece of art....😍near the beach it's just amazing
  • Large parking space near the shore temple. However, poorly organised. Entry and exit out of the parking lot takes alot of effort. Also there is no guarantee that your car will be safe without scratches.

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