Mahabalipuram is a coastal town that is located 60km from Chennai, and 100 km from Pondicherry. This place had a great history around 6-7th century and was ruled by the Pallava dynasty at that time. There were several sculptures which were carved on rocks throughout this town. However, it is not known why the rulers from this place migrated/disappeared. However, today, the town has a lot of things/monuments/temples/arts that you may be interested in.

Shore Temple

Panch Rathas

Krishna’s Butterball


Several other archaeological marvels all over the town. The beach acts as an added attraction!

Mahabalipuram Beach


Mahabalipuram / Mamallapuram

Where to stay?

  • Mahabalipuram / Mamallapuram

Distance Chart

From Distance (in km)
Chennai 60
Pondicherry 100
Bangalore 350
Madurai 420