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Mahabalipuram Travel Guide

MAHABALIPURAM - Also known as Mamallapuram, it is a 7th-century coastal town located about 60 km from Chennai. Mahabalipuram's name originated from Mamallapuram, where 'mamall' means excellent wrestler and was a name offered to King Narasimha Varman I.

Mahabalipuram is a UNESCO world heritage site, which has various historical monuments dating back to the period between the 7th to 9th centuries. It is home to various rocks that cut monuments that stand as an example of the Dravidian architecture. Mahabalipuram is a perfect treat for tourists with its long stretches of seacoast and some of the amazing carved granite structures with Dravidian architecture.