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Descent of the Ganges

Descent of the Ganges

0.74km from Shore Temple

Descent of the Ganges is a huge rock monument located on West Raja Street in Mahabalipuram. Carved in the 7th century during the Pallava reign on the face of an enormous boulder, this along with the adjacent carving, Arjuna's Penance, is one of the largest open-air rock sculptures in the world.

Krishna's Butter Ball

Krishna's Butter Ball

0.81km from Shore Temple

A gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline in the historical town of Mahabalipuram. The boulder is approximately 6 meters high and 5 meters wide and weighs around 250 tons.

Mahabalipuram Light House

Mahabalipuram Light House

0.81km from Shore Temple

It is open to tourists since 2011. It is closed in 2001 due to the LTTE attack. This is one of the Indias oldest lighthouse.

Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa

Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa

0.85km from Shore Temple

A 7th-century Indian rock-cut sculptures Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa is located in Mahabalipuram. The temple is part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1984.

Pancha Rathas

Pancha Rathas

1.35km from Shore Temple

UNESCO world heritage site. Pancharathas is a monument complex in Kanchipuram. The pancharathas is a five rock marvels in the complex. It is known for its monolithic architecture.

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology

This is to promote the conservation of the reptiles and amphibians and theirhabitats through education scientifc research and captive breeding.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

31.88km from Shore Temple

This is the first public zoo in India, affiliated with the central zoo authority of India.

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

38.08km from Shore Temple

This is the oldest bird sanctuary in India. It was a favorite hunting ground of rich landlords back in the early 1700's who hunted mainly for sport.

St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

St. Thomas Mount National Shrine

43.23km from Shore Temple

A small hillock in the Chennai city. The ancient Syrian church community of India traces the origin of their church here.

Elliots Beach

Elliots Beach

43.25km from Shore Temple

This beach is the endpoint of the Marina beach shore. A prominent landmark on this beach is the Karl schmiditt memorial.

Guindy National Park

Guindy National Park

43.4km from Shore Temple

Guindy national park is a protected area of Tamilnadu and the 8th smallest national park in India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city.

Madras War Cemetery

Madras War Cemetery

44.21km from Shore Temple

The cemetery is spread over an area of 2.75 acres and contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the second-word war.

Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple

Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple

47.03km from Shore Temple

Kapaleeswarar temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located in Mylapore. The temple is an ancient one that was built around the 7th century in Dravidian architecture.wh

Santhome basilica church

Santhome basilica church

47.16km from Shore Temple

It is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in the Santhome city of Chennai which was built in16 th century by Portuguese explorers.

Chennai Marina Lighthouse

Chennai Marina Lighthouse

47.86km from Shore Temple

A lighthouse situated in the Marina beach Chennai facing the bay of Bengal on the east coast of the Indian subcontinent.

Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam

48.92km from Shore Temple

Valluvar kottam is a monument in Chennai, dedicated to the classical Tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar.

Marina Beach

Marina Beach

49.04km from Shore Temple

Marina beach is a natural urban beach in Chennai along the Bay of Bengal. this is the longest natural beach in the country.

Dr MGR Memorial

Dr MGR Memorial

50.67km from Shore Temple

Mgr memorial is a memorial structure built on the Marina beach adjacent to the Anna memorial. This memorial is built in the memory of former chief minsiter and actor DR M.G Ramachandran and his protege J. Jayalalitha whose bodies were buried at this site.

Anna Memorial

Anna Memorial

50.81km from Shore Temple

This is a memorial structure built in the Marina beach Chennai in memory of the former chief minister of Tamilnadu Mr Annadurai.

Connemara Public Library

Connemara Public Library

50.86km from Shore Temple

One of the four National Depository Libraries which receives a copy of all books, newspapers, and periodicals published in India. Situates in a British era building with great architecture.

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Shore Temple

Shore Temple

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

This 8th-century temple is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. This is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site because of its architecture, history, and heritage.