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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Mahabalipuram, India

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Mahabalipuram is a group of ruins in Chingleput, Tamil Nadu, India. Located about 58 km from Chennai, the structures were erected by the Pallava kings in the 7th and 8th centuries.


Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram
Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram
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Among the sights at Mahabalipuram include the Ratha temples, Mandapas or cave sanctuaries, rock reliefs and other rock-cut temples. Among the most outstanding monuments here is the Shore Temple, in the form of a multi-tiered pyramid with thousands of sculptures.

Mahabalipuram was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 8th session of the World Heritage Committee in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 29 October - 2 November, 1984.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N12 37 0.012 E80 11 30.012
Inscription Year: 1984
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, VI

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