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Posted: Nov 19 2015 (11:45)

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Nov 19 2015 (11:45)   CGL/Chengalpattu Junction (8 PFs)

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Mahabalipuram(also called as Mammallapuram) famous tourist attraction of Chennai. If suppose if u want to reach this place by train means nearest station is Chengalpattu station. Board any Chengalpatu bound emu trains from Chennai Park station (opposite to Chennai Central) or Express trains passing through Chengalpattu. From Chengalpattu railway station main bus stand is just 2 minute walk. Local buses( state transport bus Bus no: 212A) and Private buses are available for every 30 minutes. Journey time will be around 1 hour to 1.30 minutes.
This is the only good hotel/ restaurant was available at Chengalpattu . click here Just a 5 minute travel from Chengalpattu railway station. But in Mahabalipuram u can find n
number of hotels and restaurants available.
Some news about Mahabalipuram ( all news and pictures credit to the respective owners)
Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is around 60 km south from the city of Chennai. It is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and Ptolemy (140 CE). Ancient Indian traders who went to countries of South East Asia sailed from the seaport of Mahabalipuram.
By the 7th century it was a port city of South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas. It has a group of sanctuaries, which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries : rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous 'Descent of the Ganges', and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It has an average elevation of 12 metres (39 feet). The modern city of Mahabalipuram was established by the British Raj in 1827.

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