Tourist Attractions & Best Places To Visit In Mahabalipuram 

Written By

Ruchika Mandora

Mahabalipuram Beach, often known as Mamallapuram by locals, is one of the best tourist spots in Mahabalipuram.

Mahabalipuram Beach


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.

Shore Temple


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.

Mahabalipuram Light House


The Five Rathas, or Panch Rathas, are rock temples. They're great examples of Dravidian architecture.

Pancha Rathas


Varaha Cave Temple is a rock-cut Hindu temple with South Indian architecture. Behind Arjuna's Penance, it's a must-see in Mahabalipuram.

Varaha Cave Temple


Travelers like Krishna Mandapam because it has caves and amazing rock carvings that show some of the area's rich history.

Krishna Mandapam


Descent of the Ganges is one of Mahabalipuram's open-air sculptures carved on two rock boulders.

Descent of the Ganges


It has more than 3,000 sculptures of Hindu mythology characters, some of which are very old and tell stories from the past.

Sculpture Musem


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.

Krishna’s Butterball


Tigers Caves is a rejuvenation area by the Bay of Bengal where locals unwind after a five-kilometer hike from Mahabalipuram.

Tiger Cave