Mahabalipuram which is also known as Mamallapuram is a resort and tourist area on the Bay of Bengal. Mahabalipuram is located about south of Chennai is known for its ancient stone carvings. Mahabalipuram is also a great stop for photographers.
Mahabalipuram is an ancient historic town and a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus and Ptolemy. Ancient Indian traders who went to countries of South East Asia sailed from the seaport of Mahabalipuram.