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The Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

Featured in this video is the shore temple at Mahabalipuram aka Mamallapuram near Chennai, the capital of Tamilnadu state of India. The temple was built in the 8th century CE under the reign of Narasimhavarman II and stands at the shore of the Bay of Bengal.

The temple architecture is exquisite and was built with blocks of granite. This sacred destination draws the attention of a large number of travellers throughout the year. It is known as Shore Temple as it overlooks the Bay of Bengal.