Mahabalipuram Tour Packages offers a chance o visit Mahabalipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is on the Coromandel Coast facing the Bay of Bengal. According to stories, an evil king called Mahabali ruled this place. He was killed by Lord Vishnu in a war and the place was named after the arrogant king. The Pallavas explored Mahabalipuram and it was during their rule the beauty of this place emerged. They built many architectural monuments here. Visit the monuments and temples here with Mahabalipuram Tour Packages. It is said that there were seven temples near the sea shore which were called seven pagodas. Now only one temple remains, which is made in the Dravidian style of architecture. This shore temple is listed in the world heritage site. It was built in the 7th century and is full of carvings. This shore temple attracts many tourists and should not be missed with Mahabalipuram Tour Packages.
The other shrines here are two of Shivas and one of Vishnu. The Shiva temples have sculptures of Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma on both the sides. There are sculptures of Lord Shiva and Parvati inside. The Vishnu temple has a statue of Vishnu in a reclining position. Visit the temples when you book the Mahabalipuram Tour Packages.
The Arjuna's penance is another attraction here which is one of the most famous stone carvings. It is a huge relief made on two huge boulders. The boulders have carvings in detail of elephants and monkeys. Some people believe that this shows Arjuna doing penance to gain rare weapons and some people believe that this shows the descent of Ganga to earth. Many people come here to see the beautiful carvings of animals and man. Visit these skillfully carved rocks with Mahabalipuram Tour Packages. Another attraction here is the rathas. The Ratha temples are called the Pancha Pandava Ratha.
Book the Mahabalipuram Tour Packages to visit the Pandava Ratha temples which mark the transition of rock carved temples to free standing stone structures. There are eight rathas and five of them are named after the pandavas. The five rathas are Bhima Ratha, Dharamaraja Ratha, Arjuna Ratha, Nakul Sahadev Ratha and Draupadi Ratha. These rathas are based on Chaityas and Buddhist Viharas. The Draupadi Rath is the smallest and the Dharamaraja Ratha is the biggest. One should not miss visiting these rathas when you take the Mahabalipuram Tour Packages.
The temples in Mahabalipuram are known for the Mandapas which is like an open hall made with a single rock. All these attractions pull a lot of crowd every year. The Tiger's Cave is an open air theatre where cultural programs are held. Dakshinachitra is a must visit with Mahabalipuram Tour Packages. It is a heritage village which will depict the states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the 19th century era. Visit the Mahabalipuram beach which adds beauty to the Pallava constructions. There are some grand monuments on the beach which attract the tourists there. Book the Mahabalipuram Tour Packages to experience the beauty of the rock art culture there.
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