"Mamallapuram" Mamallapuram by Canadienne
Mamallapuram Travel Guide: 172 reviews and 671 photos
Mamallapuram, or Mahabalipuram, was the site of a day trip that we made from Chennai.
The beachfront town is home to over ten UNESCO protected rock-cut temples and shrines.
It is also home to a very high number of postcard, keychain and trinket salesmen. . .and they are very persistent. We were followed through most of our tour of the temple sites. . .and given multiple pitches even while our local guide was talking.
Although this piece is most commonly known as Arjuna's Penance, we were told that there is actually some debate over who... more travel advice
Carved during the Pallava dynasty (4th through 9th centuries), Arjuna's penance is the biggest single piece of... more travel advice
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