Tourist Places in Mahabalipuram

Places to Visit in Mahabalipuram

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Mahabalipuram is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Mahabalipuram is, however, mostly preferred. The best season or months to visit places in Mahabalipuram are February, March, October, November, December. There are 23 tourist places in Mahabalipuram, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Mahabalipuram can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Mahabalipuram for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Mahabalipuram Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Mahabalipuram, browse through photos & pictures, explore Mahabalipuram using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Mahabalipuram, which are great places to visit, are India Seashell Museum, Mumu Surf Shop, Ganesh Ratha Temple, Thirukalukundram, Varaha Cave Temple. Mahabalipuram can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Mahabalipuram Tourist Places



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Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram
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Shore Temple, which dates back to 8th century AD, is a combination of three shrines. This temple also includes Vishnu temple, which is constructed in between two Shiva temples. Built using blocks of granite, the structure features Dravidian style, which is a beautiful creation... Read More »
"Historic monument"2 months ago "Shore temple"Sep 15, 2016
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  • Type: Beach
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Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram
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Mahabalipuram Beach is located at the distance of 58 km south of Chennai, lying at the shore of Bay Of Bengal. This 20 km long beach came into notice only after 20th century. The beach is popular among tourists for indulging in beach activities like sunbathing, diving, wind... Read More »
"Beautiful Beach"Nov 16, 2016 "Visit to Mahabalipuram"Jun 23, 2016
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Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram
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Five Rathas is a rock-cut temple built in late 7th century by the Pallavas. These Five Rathas are named after the Pandavas and other characters of Mahabharata. Draupadi Ratha, Dharmaraja Ratha and others   comprises the five rathas.   UNESCO has classified... Read More »
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  • Type: Light House
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Mamallapuram Lighthouse, Mahabalipuram
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Arjuna's Penance, Mahabalipuram
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Arjuna's Penance is approximately 30 m long and 9 m high relief that is made on two massive boulders. It is one of the most popular popular 7th and 8th century stone carvings at Mahabalipuram. The carving has figures of Gods, semi divine creatures, beasts, birds and animals... Read More »
"Best place to take snaps"May 30, 2016 "Great carvings"Mar 23, 2016
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Trimurti Cave Temple, Mahabalipuram
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Trimurti Cave Temple is a 7th century ancient rock-cut temple, which is built on a 100 ft high cliff. The temple is located towards the north of Ganesha Ratha. This cave temple is devoted to three supreme gods of Hindus, Brahma-the creator, Vishnu-the preserver and Shiva-the... Read More »
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  • Type: Cave
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Tiger's Cave, Mahabalipuram
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Tiger's Cave is located near Salurankuppam village at a distance of 5 km to the north of Mahabalipuram. The shrine in this rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The carvings in this cave depict the story of an event occurred in life of Goddess Durga. With a... Read More »
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Ganesh Ratha Temple, Mahabalipuram
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Ganesh Ratha Temple is a beautiful temple in Mahabalipuram constructed by the Pallavas. This structure is built in Dravidian style and is located towards the north of Arjuna Penance. It has been beautifully carved out from a rock that resembles a chariot. Earlier, this... Read More »
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Descent Of The Ganges, Mahabalipuram
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Descent of the Ganges is a huge rock monument located on West Raja Street in Mahabalipuram. Carved in the 7th century during the Pallava reign on the face of an enormous boulder, this along with the adjacent carving, Arjuna's Penance, is one of the largest open-air rock... Read More »
"Divine Descent"Dec 6, 2015
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Dakshinachitra, Mahabalipuram
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Dakshinachitra is a heritage village situated on the Mahabalipuram beach and is 25 km from Chennai. Tourists visit this place to see the heritage homes from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This village is developed as a model village representing the 19th... Read More »
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Krishna's Butterball, Mahabalipuram
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Krishna's Butterball is a large rock balanced on the hillside on the other side of the Mahabalipuram beach. It is a huge boulder located on a hill slope near the Ganesh Ratha. The rock is around 5 m in diameter and is resting on 45 degree angle and is famous spot among... Read More »
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  • Type: Cave
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Mahishamardini Cave, Mahabalipuram
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Mahishamardini Cave is a monolithic sculpture located in the Chingleput District of Mahabalipuram. The cave dates back to mid 7th century and is one of the major sites in Mahabalipuram. Dedicated to mother goddess, there are carvings of Shiva, Parvati and Murugan in the centre... Read More »
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Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple, Mahabalipuram
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Dharmaraja Cave, Mahabalipuram
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Dharmaraja Cave is a 7th century artistic cave temple structure, which has three empty shrines. For these three deities, there are three garbagrihams (cells), which are empty at present. This cave is also called as Atyantakama mandapam as per the inscriptions. Next to... Read More »
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  • Type: Monument
Rayar Gopuram, Mahabalipuram
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India Seashell Museum, Mahabalipuram
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Varaha Cave Temple, Mahabalipuram
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Varaha Cave Temple is a monolithic rock-cut temple with a mandapam. This cave dates back to 7th century and is constructed on the rocky walls of the granite hill. On the walls of mandapam, Lord Vishnu as Varaha along with the boar, holding Bhudevi, the earth goddess in his... Read More »
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Thirukalukundram, Mahabalipuram
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Thirukalukundram is a temple situated on top of the hill and is at a distance of 15 km from the west of Mahabalipuram. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has beautiful inscriptions in Dutch, English and ancient Indian language. The presiding deities in this temple... Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Mumu Surf Shop, Mahabalipuram
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crocodile Park, Mahabalipuram
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