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Mahabalipuram is a magnificent tourist place. The richness in mahabalipuram was not known to many, as these pallavas did not outlet and expose their quality and innovative creations to the outer world for obvious reasons. The aestheticism in mahabalipuram was hidden until the late 185h century. What is special about mahabalipuram? Of course every one can point out the rock - cut caves, temples made from a single rock, temples and strives of different structures, and bas-reliefs which are so artistic and sheer creativity. Mamallpuram is referred as an ‘open-air museum’. The great pallava kings Narasimha I and Rajasimha have well preserved these stylistic qualities that one enjoys in mahabalipuram even in the present day.

The beauty of the place is not only due to these architecture but the vast casuarinas trees, the silvery sandy beach the classical hand male crafts around have made them all to form what is a collective splendor. Any visitor who visits mahabalipuram will remain startled and intoxicated with the grandeur. They feel hand hearted and more out from this historical and fascinating tourist spot.

source: wikitravel

The image here is shot outside the shore temple where there are many vendors who sell the local handicrafts including the statues made of granite.

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  • Copyright: lakshmi partha (lakshmip1949) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2560 W: 0 N: 2990] (19110)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-06-05
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-08 3:27
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