The city also referred to as Mamallapuram lies 60 Km south of Chennai and has achieved a rare distinction for its ancient architecture depicting the Indian mythology. The scenes from the grand epic Mahabharata are expressed in relief on rocks that overwhelm the tourists who come flocking from all parts of the world.
Nearest Rail Station
Chengalpattu station is located 29 Kms away from the ancient city. Trains to Chennai and other South Indian cities ply through the location.
Things to do
- Explore all five of the famed caves created by the Pallava rulers.
- Visit the Shore Temple.
- Relax on the beach.
- Buy stone artifacts and murals from the locals.
- Revel in the Mahabalipuram Dance Festival.