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Mahabalipuram

UNESCO World Heritage Site near Chennai

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is a group of rock-cut monuments listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is located very close to Chennai in India. Though its a easy day-trip, it is possible to spend more time here, mesmerized by this Pallava architecture

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History

Mahabalipuram was constructed during the Mahendra Varma - Narasimha Varma – Parameshwara Varma - Rajasimha Varma Pallava period in 7th to 9th C CE, with a majority of contribution by Narasimha Varma.

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Mahabalipuram Monuments & Temples

Arjuna's Penance Panel
Olakaneswarar Temple
Mahishasura Mardhini Mandapam
Dharmaraja Mandapam
Varaha Mandapam
Krishna Mandapam
Rayar Mandapam
Tiger Cave
Shore Temple
Pancha Pandava Rathas
Pidari Ratha
Valayankuttai Ratha

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Is it Arjuna or
Bagiratha?
No one knows!

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Shore Temple

Shooting location of 2 States Climax scene - That's where Ananya (Alia Bhatt) and Krish (Arjun Kapoor) get married!

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