The Shore Temple is located in Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram) a town on the shore of Bay of Bengal🌊 in Tamil Nadu.
The shore Temple & other monuments in Mamallapuram are built by Pallava dynasty king 👑 Narasimhavarman II. The town is named after the title of Narasimhavarman II, “Mamallan” which translates to great wrestler 💪 (Ma-great, mallan-wrestler)
The temple is buit during 8th century AD. with blocks of granite. It’s one of the earliest stone Temple to be constructed in South india.
These rock cut monuments by pallava dynasty served as models upon which the massive Brihadeeswarar Temple at Thanjavur and Gangaikonda Cholapuram and various other architectural works of Chola empire were constructed.
Mamallapuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984.
Travel guide : The entrance fee for Indian National is ₹30, for foreign national it’s rupees ₹500😲.
✈️ The nearest airport from Mahabalipuram is Chennai (Madras), located around 60 km away.
🚄 The nearest railway station, Chengalpattu, is around 29 km away from Mahabalipuram.
🛣️ Mamallapuram is connected by ECR road to Chennai, Kanchipuram and Pondicherry.