Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram

Things to do - general

Mahabalipuram is an ancient town and was known to be a trading post during Roman Times. It rose to prominence as a bustling sea port during the rule of the Pallava Dynasty headquartered in Kanchipuram during the 7th century AD. Ships sailing from South India to South East Asia used to depart from the Mahabalipuram port. The legendary Marco Polo referred to Mahabalipuram as the city of 7 pagodas. The Shore temple is the only 1 of those magnificent 7 temples, which have survived the ravages of time.

CountryIndia
Visa requirementsA valid Indian visa is required for most foreign nationals to visit India
Languages spokenTamil, English
Currency usedIndian Rupee
Mahabalipuram & Dakshin Chitra

Mahabalipuram & Dakshin Chitra

Mahabalipuram
Dakshin Chitra and Mahabalipuram is a day trip from Chennai organized as a private tour. The highlig More info