Chennai-Mahabalipuram

Last weekend, I was in Chennai for Lakshmi PL’s marriage reception. While we were at it, we thought we it’d be a good idea to travel around Chennai, and ended up at Mahabalipuram.

Great place for a one day trip around Chennai. Old ruins, temples and a beach.

Some advice if you’re planning on going there:
- Rent an AC vehicle.
- The beach is considered dangerous, and I couldn’t spot a lifeguard. So, avoid getting into the water.
- Take a good camera. It’s a brilliant place for photographers.
- Avoid going on a Sunday. It gets quite crowded.

Some photos from my trip are here.

Including some photos in the post.

Babysitter? ( In the photo is Reinesh, Prachi’s 1.5 year old kiddo)

Carved out of a single rock ( storyboard for Mahishasura Mardini )

Entire temples carved out of single rocks. Very beautifully done.

Beach temple in Mahabalipuram. Historically, there should have been 7 of these on the coast, but archaeologists could not find the other 6.

Comments 4

  1. nags wrote:

    i have heard mahabs is pretty but never got a chance to go. and to think my husband is from chennai!

    Posted 15 Dec 2008 at 2:56 pm
  2. Rajesh Kumar wrote:

    Sasidhar, the other six temples are believed to be lost to sea. The only remaining one is protected against soil erosion.

    Posted 15 Dec 2008 at 3:38 pm
  3. maxdavinci wrote:

    aaha sasi! neat look….

    tempting pics, shud put it down on my list durin the next visit

    Posted 16 Dec 2008 at 3:48 pm
  4. AdmirableIndia.com wrote:

    Nice pics….I will be visiting Mahabalipuram this month.

    -Maneesh.
    Admirableindia.com

    Posted 22 May 2009 at 12:59 am

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