Shore Temple

Shore temple is one of the most amazing attraction at historical town of Mahabalipuram located at just 60KM from Chennai. The name of this temple is given as Shore Temple because it faces the Bay of Bengal. It is considered that the Shore Temple was built in 8th century AD and built from the stone of granite.

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By Air

The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport, which is approximately 55 km away from Shore Temple.

By Train

The nearest Railway station is Chengalpattu Junction, which is approximately 30 km away from Shore Temple.

By Bus

Shore Temple is well connected with nearby major cities like Chennai, Puducherry and Vellore by road.

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

Shore Temple is one of the most amazing attractions in the historical town of Mahabalipuram located at just 60KM from Chennai. The name of this temple is given as Shore Temple because it faces the Bay of Bengal. It is considered that the Shore Temple was built in the 8th century AD and built from the stone of granite.

History:

The Shore Temple, built during the reign of the Pallava dynasty in the 7th century AD, holds immense historical significance. The temple complex was initially constructed by Narasimhavarman II, also known as Rajasimha, and further expanded during the reign of his successors. The Shore Temple was named because it stands on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, providing a breathtaking backdrop of the sea.

Architecture:

The Shore Temple showcases a stunning blend of Dravidian and Pallava architectural styles. It is a structural temple with two shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, facing east. One of the unique features of the Shore Temple is its captivating lion-like monolithic sculptures that guard the temple's entrance. The temple complex also includes a small pavilion and a Nandi sculpture.

Location:

The temple is situated in Mahabalipuram in the Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. Mahabalipuram is approximately 58 kilometers south of Chennai.

Ticket Pricing:

  • Rs.40 for Indian Adult
     
  • Rs.600 for Foreigners
     
  • No fee for Indian children under 15 years

Timings:

Visitors can explore the Shore Temple during specific hours:

  • Open: 6:00 AM
  • Close: 6:00 PM

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram is during the winter months from November to February. The monsoon season from July to October may also not be the best time due to heavy rainfall.

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