Pancha Rathas at Mamallapuram ~ Fabulous Ancient monolith rock cut UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tamil Nadu (India)

Pancha Rathas at Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu, India) fascinated me since childhood, when I had read about them in my history text books. The very idea of carving out intricate & huge structures in ancient times (630–680 AD) from a single rock baffled me and I so very much wanted to see it in person. […]

Shore Temple in Mamallapuram (Tamil Nadu) India ~ A Mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage Site

Shore Temple in the coastal town of Mamallapuram (also called Mahabalipuram) in Tamil Nadu, India is a mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the best examples of temple architecture in south India, dating from the Pallava Dynasty, dating back to 8th century A.D. I visited this monument, during my marathon South India […]

Mamallapuram: Temples Galore!!!

This is the last destination of my south India Travel, to read about previous destinations ,click here, here, here, here and here. Mamallapuram is a small town located exactly half way between Pondicherry and Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state, India. The town  is famous solely for the many rock temples portraying events described in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, built by the […]


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