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Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Sea Shore Temple and other Mahabalipuram attractions using our handy Mahabalipuram family vacation planner.
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  • Visit this place for a peaceful evening. Stands tall amidst the long stretch of sand and the beautiful beach. Get blown away by its beauty. Nice backdrop for photo fanatics. 
  • The temple is situated on the sea shore, hence the name. It's a small temple and has an entry ticket of ₹30/- pp which is valid for other monuments also. It's surrounded by a garden. Out side there ar...  read more »
  • This place is much under valued for the heritage it carries. Built by Pallavas and then destroyed in a war, the Shiva lingam is a master piece. Was stunned to learn that they have used egg white as a ...  read more »
  • One of the rich cultural troves around chennai...This temple especially tells the architectural richness of the pallavas...they say there are atleast 70 such temples inside the sea (engulfed by the water later after they were built).
  • Nice place to visit. . But it's too sunny. . Ur skin will tan by 2 grade evn if u go for SPF50.. . its a clean place. . Beach light house seashore temple. . Good place to hangout.
  • Built by Rajasimha pallavan,who has built kanchi kailasanathar temple and panamalai Thalagrieswarar temple.
  • Mahabalipuram temple Pallaw kindom King - Narsinh varma
  • This is last of the famous "Seven Pagodas". The rest have been claimed by the sea. You can understand the evolution of Tamil stone craftsmanship. This particular shrine houses both Siva and Vishnu temples.
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