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India Mahabalipuram Shore Temple

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Shore Temple is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. At the time of its creation, the site was a busy port during the reign of Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty.

Photography Tips

Tripod not allowed. Early morning is the best time for sunrise

Travel Information

One can easily reach Shore Temple by taking regular Buses or by hiring Taxis from anywhere in Tamil Nadu, India.

Shore Temple is a standing testimonial to the regal heritage of India. Located at Mahabalipuram, Shore Temples can easily be reached by taking regular buses or by hiring taxis from anywhere in Tamil Nadu.

The nearest airport is located at Chennai that lies at a distance of 60 kms from Mahabalipuram. One of the most photographed monuments in India, Shore Temple is a structural monument on the shores of Bay of Bengal.
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Sunrise
Sunrise & Sunset 06:33 - 18:13 | current local time: 10:29
Photo Themes Architecture Heritage Historical site
Locations Beach Mahabalipuram
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