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  • Type: Beach
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Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram
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79 Ratings & 54 Reviews
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 »
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  • Type: Temple
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Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram
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56 Ratings & 37 Reviews
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 »
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  • Type: Heritage Site
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Dakshinachitra, Mahabalipuram
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12 Ratings & 11 Reviews
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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  • Type: Heritage Site
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Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram
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13 Ratings & 10 Reviews
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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Arjuna's Penance, Mahabalipuram
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11 Ratings & 9 Reviews
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"2 months ago "Great carvings"Mar 23, 2016
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