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Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

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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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  • Has been destroyed over period of time. Opening timings from 6 to 6. Nicely preserved by ASI. Next to sea shore  more »
  • Nice archeological site with old carvings in granit blocs. The scam like in most indian archeological sites though is that locals pay 30 roupies and tourists 500 roupies.  more »
  • 1. Must Show the History of 6th-8th Century of our heritage culture of Dynasty to our future Generation. 2. Well Maintain sculpture. 3. Need more information Board of Sea shore Temple at sight. Like p...  more »
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  • This is one of the oldest Dravidian temple existing now! Its maintained by UNESCO so naturally its very clean and worth a visit. There is no rituals being done in the temple. This place would get boiling hot during summer time and during noon hours so if possible avoid those times. Wear plenty of sun protection and take lot of fluid before you get in. There are paid toilet facilities inside the gate. Big photography opportunity.
  • These are world heritage monuments well preserved by Indian Archeology department. This monument is once a temple built in Dravidian style and now no worship is carried out. This is located just beside the sea shore. Summers are usually hot around this area so prepare accordingly.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage site, this is said to be the last of the 7 shore temples in this area. The carvings are intricate, the place is very clean and there are not too much of a crowd.
  • Unfortunately we reached pretty late for the shore temple and did not get the desired time to look around. It is a beauty though. Located on the shores of mahabalipuram, the backdrop to the temple is beautiful. Would have loved to see it in broad daylight.
  • Beautiful to sit at the beach. Went at night. So temple was closed. But the beach is calm and beautiful. Go on a full moon night :)