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Tourist Spot in Mamallapuram

Kathakali DanceAbout Mamallapuram: Mamallapuram is in the south of Chennai. This little town is famous for Pallava art (6AD- 8AD). It is also famous for its beach with its Casuarina trees. An ideal spot for holidays.
How to reach:Well connected by air, rail and road. The nearest
Best Time To Visit: September to February
Accomodation: Hotels etc.
Local Transport: Bus, taxi service etc.

Place of Tourist Interest in Mamallapuram

Shore Temple

Shore Temple: The Shore Temple is one of the oldest temples in India. It stands on the sea shore with its paved forecourts. An immense bas-relief, 27m long & 8m high, intricately carved, depicts Arjuna's Penance.

Cave Temples

Cave Temples: The carvings in the Mahishasuramardini cave, which shows the goddess Durga killing a demon & Lord Vishnu in his cosmic slumber (ananthasayanam), are particularly remarkable.


Rathas: The finely caved Rathas found here are known as the Rathas of the Pandavas. These five Rathas are example of sculptural excellence.