Placed along the shores of the Bay of Bengal on the Coromandel Coast in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the town of Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram was founded in the form of a sea port between the 7th and 10th
centuries by the rulers of Pallava dynasty. Quite popular for its beach and temples, Mahabalipuram becomes just the right kind of weekend getaway destination from Bangalore because of its heritage. The city is dotted with a number of temples as tourist attractions, the most popular being the rock-cut temples. Not only the architecture but the beach of Mahabalipuram is also quite popular amidst tourists. You can indulge in several leisure activities at the beautiful and serene white sandy beaches. During your visit to Mahabalipuram, do not forget to get your hands on local handicraft items.