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Location: Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu.
Famous For: Monuments.
Altitude: - Weather: 
Summer 21-42°C.
Winter 18-33°C.
Moderate Rain fall in Monsoon.
STD CODE : 044
BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to February.
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Mahabalipuram (or Mamallapuram) is an encient port-town of Kancheepuram district in Tamil Nadu.  This port was once used by the Indian traders who sailed to countries of South East Asia. The historic port-town along the Coromandel Coast became important to Pallava Kings and by 7th century Mahabalipuram became a very useful seaport of the region.

Mamallapuram, now UNESCO heritage project, is a tourist town and one of the vital attractions rounding Chennai. The city is famous for the oldest remaining examples of Dravidian (South Indian) architecture during 7th to 9th century under Pallava dynasty.

It has a group of 7th and 8th centuries rock cut monuments like rathas, mandapas, temples, sculptures etc. 

MUST SEE IN MAHABALIPURAM

Shore Temple:

This is possibly the oldest building in the area which has been here for more than 1400 years. But the temple was heavely damaged after it was hit by a terrible cyclone and was reconstructed. That is why, unlike other monuments of the area, the Shore Temple is a building which is not carved from rock.

A Shiva lingam is enshrined in the central building and the site can get very crowded on weekends.

Thirukadalmallai:

The temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu and is said to have been built by Pallava King for the purpose of safeguard the sculptures from the ocean. That is why the remaining architectures were less decomposed by sea.

Sculpture Museum:

The museaum has hundreds of sculptures in stone, wood etc. The structures are all imprinted straight out of rock in the hills and carved stairways leading between the mandapas (pavilions), caves and carvings.

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FAIR & FESTIVAL IN MAHABALIPURAM

Mamallapuram dance festival is celebrated every year during the period between December and January in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.

REACH MAHABALIPURAM
AIR

The nearest mejor airport is in Chennai at a distance of 58 km.

RAIL

The nearest railway station at Chengalpattu (Chingleput), 29 km away.

ROAD

Numerous daily buses ply to and from Chennai, along three different routes: via Kovalam, Thirupperur and from airport (49km). There are many buses running to Kanchipuram. The bus stand is in the centre of the village.

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