Eagle Wings Reviews on a historic place Mahabalipuram also known as Mamallapuram. It lies at a mere distance of 60 km from Chennai. In Mahabalipuram you would find monolithic rathas, cave temples, structural temples and sculpted relief. Many of the ancient reminders of Mahabalipuram are now included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Major attractions in this town include Thirukadalmallai (dedicated to Lord Vishnu), Shore, Arjuna’s Penance, Varaha Cave Temple, Pancha Rathas, etc.
The Shore Temple is the most popular and magnificent attraction of this city. The monuments are monolithic and rock-cut. This is one of the oldest temples that can be found in South India built in the Dravidian style. This temple consists of three separate buildings two are Shiva’s temples situated on east and west direction and the third is a Vishnu temple.
Pancha Rathas is an excellent example of the Dravidian style rock cut temples. These Rathas (chariots) are five in a number which was carved out of a single rock in 7th century. These five chariots are dedicated to five Pandava brothers namely Yudhister, Arjuna, Bhima, Nakula, Sahadev and Draupadi wife of Pandava. Arjuna’s Penance is an architectural grandiose. The entire surface has detailed carvings depicting a scene from Mahabharata. On either sides of the rock one can see various images of demi-gods, birds, beasts, and Nagas and Nymphs all mingling into the theme of Arjuna’s penance.
The main hill at the Mamallapuram is having the number of halls and pillared into the rock face. These mandapas are the most graceful and the most indigenous sculptures that are made by the artistry of the Pallavan rock cutter. Mahabalipuram is land of juxtaposed beauty of architectural splendor and scenic charm which enthrall tourists during their visit to this place. Some of the other popular attractions of this place are Crocodile Bank, Tiger’s Caves, Krishna’s Butterball, Thirukadalmalli Temple and Varaha Cave.
Beaches are other attraction of Mahabalipuram tour. If you are a fun loving person, Mahabalipuram beach offers a number of exciting activities for a memorable holiday like sunbathing, diving, wind surfing and motor boating. Eagle Wings Vacations Bangalore offers a wonderful trip to Mahabalipuram with your family members. Our travel experts will plan take care of all your vacation with your loved ones.