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Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is perhaps the most popular beach destination on India's east coast, popular with backpackers and home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as a wide array of resorts if you’re looking for relaxation and wellness. Mahabalipuram is not only famous for its historical importance but is also an awesome surfing destination. Whether you’re a history buff or seeking adventure, it is the perfect place for a holiday.
Mahabalipuram once served as an important seaport for the Pallava dynasty who were great conquerors and advocates to art and architecture. The Pallavas remained in power for almost 500 years in the eastern coastal region and left behind an incredible architectural legacy. The town is known as Mahabalipuram, named after the mythical king who was believed to be a form of Lord Vishnu. However, it was officially named Mamallapuram in honour of the famous Pallava ruler Narasimha I, also known as Mamalla (the great fighter).
Shore Temple, Five Rathas, and the Mahabalipuram Caves are some of the most popular tourist attractions here. You can also visit the region’s beach and lighthouse which are particularly beautiful in the evening. The best time to visit Mahabalipuram is in winter from December to March when the weather is dry and pleasant. Mahabalipuram has a hot and humid climate with extreme summers and heavy monsoons which is why winter is the most suitable time for visiting Mahabalipuram.
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