Mamallapuram’s main heritage site

Nestled within the boulders of Mamallapuram, were temples carved into the granite just west of the shore temple. I wandered through a labyrinth of paths where elaborate friezes were carved into the stone as well as temples fronted with columns.

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Beautiful frieze at the entrance

Small pools were gouged into the rock. Stone steps led to a panoramic view of the flat landscape around the site with the ocean in the near distance.IMG_1638

A sea breeze gave some relief from the thirty-four degree day but regardless of the temperature, this was a place not to miss.

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