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Mamallapuram Travel Guide  

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Mamallapuram is situated in the Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu state and is about 60 kilometers to the south of Chennai. It is also called as Mahabalipuram.
The average height of this town is 12 meters.
The weather of Mamallapuram is hot and sultry for the entire year.The maximum temperature is 35 °C. The minimum temperature is 19 °C.
It is not advisable to visit the place during the rainy season. The rainfall is on an average 32.5 centimeters.
The ideal time for visiting this town is from October to March.
As per the 2001 census, the population of Mamallapuram was 12,049.
The languages spoken in Mamallapuram are English and Tamil. The residents here prefer tropical clothing.

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Reviews Mamallapuram

Robert Bale
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Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Thirukadalmallai is an outstanding temple that is related to Lord Vishnu. The Pallavas constructed this structure to protect the sculptures from the ocean waves. It is regarded that after this structure was constructed, the other structures were not harmed by... more the ocean. Pancha Pandava Rathas is a sculpture of five chariots that have been carved from one rock. These sculptures have been created in the 7th century and can be found in the southern part of Mamallapuram. Huge stone animals have been carved from the rocks. The Shore Temple is a very popular tourist attraction in Mamallapuram. This marvelous temple is situated between two Shiva temples and is admired for the architectural masterpieces. There are elegant sculptures of Lord Vishnu and of Nandi the bull. There exists a Varaha Cave that exhibits two incarnations of Lord Vishnu. These are Varaha or the boar and Vamana or the dwarf. These can be seen in a rock-cut hall. There is another cave called as the Dharmaraja Cave. This has three empty shrines. Some other caves at this place are called as the Tiger Cave and the Mahisasurmardini Cave. Krishna’s Butterball is a natural rock of a huge size that is balanced on the hillside. The risky way by which the rock is balanced is a surprise for all.
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