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Mamallapuram Travel Guide: 172 reviews and 671 photos

Mahabalipuram or now called Mamallapuram is one of old port of the ancient Pallava dynasty(5th and 8th centuries).Its small coastel town,59km from Madras.
Most of the monumnets are either rock cut or monolithic was
build by Narashimhavarman I Mamalla (630-to 688 AD).

As soon as you enter to main towen ,sound of chisels chipping chip chip welcomes you.

Now its one of famous beach resort centre in Tamil Nadu/South India.
From Madras one can have breezy 1 hr drive to Mamallapuram.
The new East coast road,goes along with Bay of Bengal of coast line.Can see on the way to Mamallapuram,,many private beach resorts.
Best way to see Mamallapuram is stay one of beach resort&enjoy swimming&date with its Pallavas magnificent rock -cut temples.

Have a look my travalogue for more pics.

This is view from Mamallapuram from old light house,can see the turquoise blue waters of the Bay of Bengal &greenery of near lighhouse.

The pics is one of bas-reliefs,Arjuna's Penance, skillfully carved,man taking milk from cow.
Walls of Madapam,can see many art motifs showing commom man's day day life activity.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Magnificent rock cut Templs&beach!!
  • Cons:Nothing
  • In a nutshell:Architecturel beauty!!
  • Last visit to Mamallapuram: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated Nov 11, 2004
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  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    Very good Photos and interesting tips , they will help me to prepare our next trip
    Thank you . Gracias !!!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2008 at 6:49 AM

    Great info. & pictures of this historic place. Love the hotel's location by the sea!

  • Jan 11, 2008 at 1:36 AM

    Mahabs Rocking Place........................ Happy Birthday Radz.

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2007 at 10:25 PM

    Wonderful page, am looking forward to visiting Mamallapuram in January!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2006 at 6:33 AM

    great tips!

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2006 at 9:10 PM

    Hey there!!! Wow great picture .. where is the pic of Krisna butter balls?

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2006 at 9:08 PM

    wonderful photos but even more important is the information you give us. where is mamalapuram?

  • bradbeaman's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2006 at 1:39 AM

    Hi, Great Mamallapuram info and pictures. I am trying to get a Mamallapuram VT site organized now, so thank you for your great site and helpful reference information.

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2006 at 10:52 PM

    Thanks for visiting my page. Your Mamallapuram Page is much better than me. Please check if I have writtn the History of Tamils and Tamilnadu correctly. I have taken some help of the guide book.

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2005 at 2:02 PM

    Very interesting wandering around here with yours VT Mamallapuram, great work you've done, tnx greetzzz RoyJava


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