Shore Temple


Shore Temple, which dates back to 8th century AD, is a combination of three shrines. This temple also includes Vishnu temple, which is constructed in between two Shiva temples. Built using blocks of granite, the structure features Dravidian style, which is a beautiful creation by Pallavas and is situated on the seashore of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.

It is one of the oldest, five-storeyed Hindu structural temples in South India. This structural temple has been recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. More than a temple, it is considered as a form of display of art by the Pallavas.

The temple is built in pyramid style standing 60 ft high and resting on a 50 ft square platform. Apart from the shrines of deities, the temple also incorporates beautiful artistic depiction.

Timings – Opening & Closing:

Monday – Friday: 7.00 AM – 7.00 PM

Saturday: 7.00 AM – 7.00 PM ,

Sunday: 7.00 AM – 7.00 PM ,

Public Holidays: 7.00 AM – 7.00 PM

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