About Mahabalipuram

About Mahabalipuram

Mamallapuram, popularly referred as Mahabalipuram was a seventh century port town of the South Indian located 60 km south from Chennai city in Tamil Nadu. Mahabalipuram is magnificent place mainly built during 7th and 9th centuries. The name Mamallapuram is meant to have been given after the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I, who was a great worrier and courageous wrestler ruling during the period between 630 to 668 CE. Some of the monuments in Mahabalipuram have also been recognized by the UNESCO and are must see for the tourists on their tour to Mahabalipuram.

After the Gupta Dynasty, Pallava ruled from 3rd century to 9th century. Pallavas open up various new styles in arts and architecture. Mahabalipuram is the excellent place to admire proficiency. About Mahabalipuram it exposes excellence and creativity of Pallava. Monolithic Monuments, Temples made from rock, bas-relief sculpture are well illustration of the Dravidian architect. Mahabalipuram is not only popular for its historic heritage but also for the colorful Festivals that are celebrate every year with happiness and Golden-sandy beach surrounded by the shiny ocean at night fading moon, glittering stars and waves add wonder to this place. The tourist attractions in Mahabalipuram reflect the historic charm of this place.


Information about mahabalipuram


Country India
State Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram District Kancheepuram District
Mahabalipuram Language Tamil and English
Mahabalipuram Area 8 sq. km.
Mahabalipuram Population 152,984 (2001)
Mahabalipuram Elevation 12m – 39ft
Mahabalipuram Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Mahabalipuram Pincode
Pincode - 603104

Mahabalipuram STD Code +(91)-(44)-044
Best Time To Visit Mahabalipuram Nov to March



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