Situated 60 km from Chennai, Mahabalipuram is an ancient port town known for its stone carvings and stone temples. Built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries, the port city of Pallavas has been classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mahabalipuram beach is a pristine beach on the east coast of Chennai. This golden sandy beach with rock cut sculptures attracts many tourists every year. The place is an ideal place for a holiday. You can enjoy several water sports like motor boating, wind surfing and diving. You can also visit other attraction here in Mahabalipuram including a school of art and sculpture, a crocodile bank and a snake venom extracting center.
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How to reach Mahabalipuram from Chennai by road
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