Mahabalipuram is famous for its beautiful sculptures | Mahabalipuram is situated at a distance of 57 kms from Chennai
There are around 50 places of interests in south India. Mahabalipuram is one of them. Mahabalipuram is situated at a distance of 57kms from Chennai in south. This is famous for its art of sculpture. These sculptures are not brought here from other places but are carved out of hills. Temples, halls, human forms and animals are carved beautifully in the stone.
Chariots of Pandavas are located at a distance of 1 km in the south of Mahabalipuram. Five chariots are constructed for five Panadavas and another for Draupadi, wife of Pandavas. Another marvel is the temple on the banks of the sea. In 1911 it was found out that a temple is buried in the sand. The height of the temple is 90feet. There is a shivalingam with 16 faces. Foreigners were also astonished to see the construction of the temple.
All these temples were built by Pallava kings in 6th century. Other than these4 there is a Ranganatha temple and other temples in the middle of Mahabalipuram. Pakshiteertham is located in the route of Mahabalipuram and Chengalpattu. Vedagirishwara temple is located on a hill in the middle of Chengalpattu. This temple is also carved out of a hill.