Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
An exploration of Shore Temple, a World Heritage Site, allows you to see how a historic trade junction became a place of worship. As you approach this 8th-century temple, notice how the site's outdoor pavilions were carved in granite rock. Dravidian architecture at its best, the shrine serves as both a popular tourist attraction and a major pilgrimage site, known for its many elaborate sculptures depicting various Hindu deities. Take a look at our Mahabalipuram trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Shore Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • An exquisite piece of art from history built during the Pallava rule in India. The shore temple is one of the seven temples built by the Pallava kings, the remaining six temples are presently under...  more »
  • As the name its a rock cut temple situated at sea sore,get a guide to know more about history,little bit of walking is involved,must visit in Mahabalipuram. No ticket counter,only online booking.  more »
  • This place is one of the wonders of ancient history. Very peaceful and best for relaxation on weekdays and on winters. Very good place to spend leisure time. Very good place of Indian history and rich Indian culture.This place Carries a unique style of people remembrance about their knowledge and wisdom thousands of years back. This is a living monument and historical representation even after so many natural calamities stands tall.
  • Momentous. But, sad that the government has implemented entry fee system that costs too much for the site. Located right next to the sea, the place provides you with a sense of calm and peace. Visit here in the evening (before 6,which is the maximum visiting time alloted by the authority). The site is well maintained.

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