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Jayanthi showed me around Bangalore / Bengaluru for a day and a half. It would have been difficult to understand the temples, museums, and palaces ... MoreReview for Jayanthi Krishnamurthy, Tour guide in Mahabalipuram, India
Excellente journée avec Kanagalingam, très complète et intéressante. Nous avons appris énormément, et avons toujours eu des réponses a nos ... MoreReview for Kanagalingam V, Tour guide in Mahabalipuram, India
Sankaran took us around Mahabalipuram and it was a good experience. We rented bikes and saw probably all famous places there. We became friends and ... MoreReview for Sankaran Kumar, Tour guide in Mahabalipuram, India
It's hard to imagine just how the 7th-century seafarers would have felt as they navigated the Bengal waters into the shores of Mahabalipuram. Seven soaring pagodas dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu would have welcomed them above the jetties, while intricately carved figures of Hindu deities dressed the rock-cut temples along the shore. Just fragments of this former glory still remain on the coastal reaches of the town, though they inspire no less awe and amazement among modern visitors. Today, the medley of mandapa cave shrines and monolith rathas is tagged by UNESCO for its rich heritage and artistic traditions, and Mahabalipuram tour guides lead regular excursions out to visit these 1,300-year-old relics that seem especially magical at sunset. Just a 2-hour drive from the state capital of Chennai, Mamalla makes for a great weekend getaway. Archaeological treasures apart, visitors are treated to fancy resorts dotting the beachfronts, are spoilt for choice between local fare rich in coconut infusions and a range of international cuisine, can indulge in turtle spotting and even have a go at the surf!