Mahabalipuram Beach, often known as Mamallapuram by locals, is one of the best tourist spots in Mahabalipuram.
A set of temples at Mahabalipuram must be visited. A few temples are deep in the water, and you can cruise the ocean to find them.
The Mamallapuram Lighthouse is a must-see on any trip to Mahabalipuram. With the views of the city and the water, it's a pretty cool thing to do.
The Five Rathas, or Panch Rathas, are rock temples. They're great examples of Dravidian architecture.
Varaha Cave Temple is a rock-cut Hindu temple with South Indian architecture. Behind Arjuna's Penance, it's a must-see in Mahabalipuram.
Travelers like Krishna Mandapam because it has caves and amazing rock carvings that show some of the area's rich history.
Descent of the Ganges is one of Mahabalipuram's open-air sculptures carved on two rock boulders.
It has more than 3,000 sculptures of Hindu mythology characters, some of which are very old and tell stories from the past.
The Krishna's Butterball is a strange 250-ton rock boulder that stands or rests on a slope. People usually call it the Stone of Sky God.
Tigers Caves is a rejuvenation area by the Bay of Bengal where locals unwind after a five-kilometer hike from Mahabalipuram.