Mahabalipuram

Located in the Kancheepuram district, Mahabalipuram is one of the oldest cities in India and is known for its various stone carved monuments and ancient temples. Mahabalipuram, located in Tamilnadu was a port town during the 1st Century to 140 AD and was ruled by the ancient Pallava dynasty. The Pallava Kings Mahendravarman I and Narsimhavarman I have been attributed with the commissioning of most of the monuments back in the 7th and 8th century AD. The groups of monuments located here have also been deemed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

  • Arjuna’s Penance
  • Thirukadalmallai
  • Rock-Cut Cave Temples
  • Shore Temple
  • Pancha Rathas

 

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