The old port town of Mahabalipuram otherwise called Mamallapuram on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, has a coastline crossing having span of 20 km with wonderful beaches. Situated 58 km from Chennai on the Mahabalipuram street, the brilliant sandy shoreline is a beautiful spot limited by the gleaming ocean and hill slopes. Distinguished as the most unblemished beaches of Tamil Nadu, the shoreline pulls in a huge number of visitors round the year. The shoreline is ideal spot for sunbathing and lazing around. The ocean is harsh and not fit for swimming.
Mahabalipuram beach additionally has some ancient historical landmarks in its vicinity and this is the fundamental reason of fascination of this shoreline. There is one of the aged shore temples in South India established by the Pallava King Rajasimha in the early eighth century and the world's biggest bas-relif, the Penance of Arjuna,which is 96 ft long and 43 ft high, the five rathas and the tiger's cavern along the shore.