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Mahabalipuram : Overview
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Area Size :  8 Sq. Km.   Population :  00012 Millions.  
Popular Languages :  Tamil,Hindi,English  
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Mahabalipuram,is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It has an average elevation of 12 metres .

Mahabalipuram was a 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The name Mamallapuram is believed to have been given after the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I, who took on the epithet Maha-malla (great wrestler), as the favourite sport of the Pallavas was wrestling. It has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries, and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

The best time to visit Mamallapuram is in the winter months from October to March. The weather is relatively pleasant which makes sightseeing easier.

By Air 

The nearest airport from Mahabalipuram is Chennai (Madras), located around 60 km away. One can get flights for almost all major destinations in India and abroad.

By Rail 

The nearest railway station, Chengalpattu, is around 29 km away from Mahabalipuram. Trains for Chennai and several other major cities in South India are available from here. 

By Road 

Mahabalipuram / Mamallapuram is connected by road to Chennai, Tirukkalikundram (Pakshithirtham), Kanchipuram (65 km), and Pondicherry.

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