Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Tamil Nadu State, Chingleput District India

From UNESCO:

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This group of sanctuaries, founded by the Pallava kings, was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries. It is known especially for its rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous 'Descent of the Ganges', and the temple of Rivage, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva.

From our members:

Planinar visited from 7/2/2016 to .

smittytabb visited from 2/11/2016 to 2/11/2016.

aniruddh77 visited from 1/1/2014 to 1/1/2014.

sethro99 visited from 12/28/2011 to 12/28/2011.
The temples are quite amazing, with the Five Rathas and the area around Arjuna's Penance the most impressive to me.
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sriki visited from 4/1/1995 to 4/1/1995.

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