Mamallapuram

My favorite is the 'Tiger Cave' rock-cut temple complex and the outcrops environs of Saluvankuppam village near Mahabalipuram.

Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram, is Kancheepuram district, about 58 kilometres south of Chennai. An ancient historic town and a bustling seaport in the 1st millennium CE, now a beachside tourism center with a group of Tamil monuments declared as UNESCO world heritage site, it is one of the most visited towns in South India.

Mamallapuram, another name of this place as known to mariners - at least since Marco Polo’s time. The enigmatic "Seven Pagodas" alluding to the Seven Pagodas of Mamallapuram that stood on the shore, of which one - the Shore Temple - survives. The rest of six must be resting somewhere off the coast.

Mamallapuram Boulder

Precariously balancing boulder. There is a makeshift enterprise working under it!

Mamallapuram Rock

Boulder near the Tiger Cave

Tiger Cave

Tiger Cave

Mamallapuram

Mamallapuram

Mamallapuram Shore Temple

Mamallapuram Shore Temple

Mamallapuram Beach

Mamallapuram Beach


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