Mamallapuram’s main heritage site

Nestled within the boulders of Mamallapuram, were temples carved into granite boulders 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.

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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