Mahabalipuram is one of the most popular tourist destinations around Chennai.
Shore Temple looks like a Chariot from distance. Stunning structure of shore temple is an architectural marvel, which depicts the ancient finesse of art. The Shore Temple which was built during 700 - 728 AD has stood the tests of time. Once a busy pallava trading port of Mahabalipuram acted as a landmark for the navigation of ships is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tamil Nadu . Shore Temple is built using the granite stones and it is one of the oldest stone temples in South India. Shore Temple was named as 'Seven Pagodas' due to its pyramidal structure. The name 'Seven Pagodas' indicate to the existence of 7 temples in the past. Now only Shore temple remains to tell the tales of the past.