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Mahabalipuram Beach – A spectacular witness of the Dravidian Architecture

Tamil Nadu, mainly known for its unique and varied culture, history, lifestyle of people, cuisines, historical places, modern development, etc has always been a highly attractive state since centuries. The state has an abundance of amazing tourist destinations that summon countless tourists from round the world. Mahabalipuram is one of those remarkable places in Tamil Nadu and an important part in the Indian history. Mahabalipuram is a town located in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. The name Mahabalipuram literally means 'The City of the Great Wrestler'. Other than all the historical and religious places, one of the most fascinating attractions of the city is Mahabalipuram beach.

The spectacular mahabalipuram beach tamil nadu attracts lakhs of tourists round the year. The beach is known for its fine silver sandy view that makes sun bath possible. You can have great fun playing water sports as all sorts of services are provided there. The local residents near Beach Resorts Mahabalipuram gather here for hang out, mainly in the evening. On the other hand, you can explore the marvellous monuments near the beautiful Mahabalipuram beach in tamilnadu. There are temples, Monolithic Rathas (chariots), caves, sculptural panels, etc. Thirukadalmallai Temple is a famous religious destination dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple was constructed by Pallava kings in the 4th or 5th century AD with an objective to preserve and protect the sculpture of the ocean. There are other ancient temples either built in the Vedic age or post Vedic period. Varaha Cave Temple is famous for its beautification as it is a small rock-cut temple whose date of origin goes back to 7th century AD.

The shore Temple at the Bay of Bengal, animal sculptures, shrines of Pancha Rathas, Dravidian architecture in the monuments attracts the tourists. It was washed away by cyclone years before and was rebuilt later. Pancha Rathas named after the Pandavas was built during the reign of King Mahendravarman. It is the most famous antique structure present here and listed in the UNESCO world heritage site.

These are the foremost historical places one has to visit while on a trip to mahabalipuram special. Located at a distance of 65 km from Chennai, the nearest railway station to Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) is Chengalpattu. From this place you will have to take the terrestrial route to reach Mahabalipuram. Buses are also available from the other cities like Pondicherry, Chennai, Kanchipuram and Chengalpatt. You will also find lots of resorts near the Mahabalipuram beach that offer luxurious accommodation to the tourists.