Visit Mahabalipuram - Best of Mahabalipuram
Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram, is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is around 60 km south from the city of Chennai. It is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and Ptolemy (140 CE). Ancient Indian traders who went to countries of South East Asia sailed from the seaport of Mahabalipuram. By the 7th century it was a port city of South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas. It has a group of sanctuaries, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries: rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air rock reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has an average elevation of 12 metres (39 feet). The modern city of Mahabalipuram was established by the British Raj in 1827.Wikipedia
Is Mahabalipuram in India on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. After your splendid visit to Mahabalipuram, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Puducherry. Puducherry is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Vivekananda House And Museum, Marina Beach, Fort St George. Also, to reach Mahabalipuram, you'll have to take a flight to Puducherry; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Mahabalipuram are of 1-2 days.
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Facts and Stats for Mahabalipuram*
Living in Mahabalipuram - Quality of Life
Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Mahabalipuram
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mahabalipuram
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
International Movie per seat 1.88 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 31.28 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 39.1 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.28 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Mahabalipuram
Duration: 45 Mins
Take a ride on the traditional fisherman’s boat into the sea, the undulating water and the challenge of making it over ...
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Duration: 1 Hrs
We have one of the most popular surf shops put up on the vibrant beach shores of Mamallapuram for a breathtaking surfing expe...
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Duration: 1 Days
Embark on a spectacular walk through some of historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from our past. This 7th Cen...
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Duration: 1 Hrs
Gift yourself this Yoga class to spend your holidays relaxing and healing your body. These activities are specially designed ...
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