Mahabalipuram Temples India
The Tamil Nadu Golden triangle circuit includes Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, a visit to which are a must see to know the exquisiteness of India's ancient art and architecture.

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Mahabalipuram Temples India


Situated 55 kms from Chennai, Mahabalipuram is an important tourist destination in India. Popularly known for its temple it attracts tourists from across the world. Mahabali puram was second capital to the Pallava dynasty which ruled from 650-893. Since the place gained prosperity during fifth and eighth centuary, many temples were constructed to exhibit their royalty.

Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram Temple with Tourist Attraction
» Shore temple : The most beautiful Mahabalipuram Temples India utilizing the Dravidian architecture to maximum. Initially there were seven temples but only one has survived the relentless onslaught of waves. Built in 7th centuary the temple houses three shrines- one of Vishnu and other two of Shiva.The temple was built by Rajashima. This temple is listed in the World Heritage Site and has placed Mahabalipuram as a unique destination on the World Map.

» Arjuna Penace : It is a huge rock structure measuring 80 x 30 feet depicting the penance of the Pandava Prince, Arjuna to obtain the legendary arrow Pasupathastra from Lord Shiva. The structure is the largest bas-relief structure in the world.

» Manadapams : There are around eight Manadapams within the vicinity of the Mahabalipuram. Most well known of the Manadapams are Mahishasura and Krishna.

Access
Mahabalipuram is easily accessible through air, rail and road.
» By Air : The nearest airport is at Chennai (58 kms). Chennai is well connected to all the major cities. International flights are also available.

» By Rail : Chengalpattu (29 kms) and Chennai are the nearest railway stations.

» By Road : State run buses and private taxis are available.

Other Cities of Tamil Nadu Golden Triangle
» Chennai
» Mahabalipuram
» Kanchipuram




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