India – Mahabalipuram

Known for its temples and monuments from the 7th and 8th centuries that were built by the Pallava dynasty, a tour of Mahabalipuram is a great day out. Carved out of rock, the temples and caves here are now listed by UNESCO.

The beauty of the area is not only due to the stunning architecture but the vast casuarinas trees and the silver sand beach all combing to create a unique visual affect.

It takes about an hour to get to Mahabalipuram from Chennai and it can be done in as a day tour, but if you are able we suggest staying nearby and immersing yourself in the culture and atmosphere of this very distinct site.

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