Mahaballipuram is a city situated in south part of Chennai. It is the most attractive tourist destination in the country. Mahabalipuram is rich in its picturesque natural beauty and cultural traditions. On your tour to Mahabailipuram, you will definitely feel an everlasting experience of serenity. The city is easy to get around by road as well as flight. All the places are very close to each other so you can easily walk to that particular place. Shore Temple and Five Rathas are very close to each other which can be visited by foot.
UNESCO world heritage site has given the Mahabalipuram its title for the spectacular architectural marvels. Various tourists travel here from all over the world just to see the UNESCO world heritage site. The artistic appeal of the magnificent architectural monuments of Mahabiliapuram draws much attention of the tourists.Some of the major attractions are :-
The shore temple at Mahaballipuram is carved with rock stones. It is a must see temple for the tourists. The temple also consists of the landscaped park which can be used for travelers for entertainment activities and photography sessions.
The Five Rathas of Mahaballipuram is enclosed with sculptures of some stone animals along with huge elephant.
Thirukadalmallai is a famous temple which depicted the life of lord Vishnu through its paintings and carvings. The best part of the temple is that its architecture is still preserved today by Archeological Survey of India.
Arjuna's Penance also recognized as the Descent of the Ganges which has a detailed carvings of animals' life like of lion and elephant.
Mahishamardini Cave is the central carving of Shiva, Parvati and Murugan Varaha Cave offers beautiful carvings of Vishnu, Gakalakshmi, Trivikama and Durga. Vacationers can do lots of activities in Mahaballipuram such as bike ride which are arranged by the tour operators, sports activities on sandy beaches in pure environment, fishing, boat ride on lakes, turtle walk on sea shore and trekking on hill top. The tour to Mahabillipuram is incomplete without these activities.
Mahaballipuram is that it is the best place to learn about stone sculptures. It is the only place in India which has great wide variety of stone sculptures and temples carved in stone architecture depicting the lives of the deities and famous people.
The hotels of Mahaballipuram are known for its magnificence and splendor. The interior of the hotel rooms and main passage is appealing and is a perfect mixture of traditional and modern style designs. Beach resorts are also very comfortable. The dance festival of the Mahaballipuram is a great and travelers should not miss the opportunity to watch the traditional customs of incredible India.
Mahabalipuram is the most different place among the other in the entire South India. The stone sculptures made it famous all over the world which is admired. This is the perfect place to have fun with your friends and relatives. Get ready and plan a trip to this unique place and have great exposure to the world best heritage.