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India Golden Triangle Tour Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram Tours The marvelous city of Mahabalipuram forms an integral part of the golden triangle of the southern India. The city was earlier called Mamallapuram but was later called Mahabalipuram or ‘The land of Bali’.

The world-renowned town of Mahabalipuram is at a distance of 55 kilometers from Chennai. The journey between the two destinations of the golden triangle of southern India is full of spectacular sights. The journey is no less than a joy ride. The lovely seaside was the capital of the Pallavas dynasty. On your golden triangle tour the shore temple, the largest bas-relief in the world called Arjuna’s Penance and the famous and beautiful mandapams are what will be most eye-catching. Arjuna’s Penance, a complicated piece of work on a vertical rock is one of the best preserved. The creative architecture of the fifth and eighth centuries stand in testimony to the virile artistic temperament of the rulers who were trendsetters in south Indian art.

Till date people from various parts of India and across the globe throng the city of Mahabalipuram. The relaxed souls and the rejuvenated bodies make up for the perfect holiday trip to the southern India. While you are planning your Golden triangle tour of southern India the annual dance festival of Mahabalipuram can also be incorporated. The Dance Festival is hosted by the Department of Tourism of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The extravagance of classical music and dance has performances of Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Odissi and folk dances by the best artists. Various artists from across the globe throng the Attending the festival will prove to be an entirely unique and unforgettable experience. The festival commences on the 25th of December and is conducted on all Saturdays and Government holidays, up to the first week of February. The seat for the audiences is near the sea, which offers the nature at its best too. The sea is a prime attraction for the tourists to the land owing to its relaxed nature and the opportunity to sun bathe. The location of Mahabalipuram on the coast of Bay of Bengal increases it importance multifold.

You may also visit the Shore Temple and the five rathas (chariots). These structures are the forerunners of the Draviddian style of architecture that evolved later. In Mahabalipuram there are the excavated rock temples that are anomalously called "Mandapas". The Mahishamardhani and the Adivaraha are the two most remarkable of them. The Mahishamardhani contains on walls facing each other two of the most superb sculptural reliefs known to Indian art, both connected with each other in their common scriptural source. Rocks have been scooped out to make cave temples and rock-cut shrines. This singular feature enhances its magnificence manifold. Rock surfaces have been filled with bas-reliefs and panels crowded with a cavalcade of men, gods and animals, their figures and movements breathtakingly realistic.

The port town with its temples and beaches will not fail to entice you to take another golden triangle tour in near future. Drench yourself in the magic of Mahabalipuram.

The cities included in the Southern Golden Triangle are:

Chennai Tour| Mahabalipuram Tour| Kanchipuram Tour

Eastern Golden Triangle India Tours| Northern Golden Triangle India Tours| Southern Golden Triangle India Tours

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