Shore Temple Overview
Dating back to the 8th century AD, Shore Temple is one of the oldest temples which represent the ancient designs, carving art and constructions. It is claimed to be a part of Seven Pagodas by the legends and is one of the finest places to visit in Mahabalipuram. One can also locate the decorative top of the temple covered with sculptures and carvings, which indeed adds somewhat authentic beauty to it.

The temple is standing strong with the help of the supporting stone that resists it from erosion. Shore Temple is located at the shore of Bay of Bengal which offers a beautiful view of the never ending ocean. This temple has three shrines where two of them are dedicated to Lord Shiva and the other one is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The place is very clean and its location made it a major attraction among the tourists.

Location: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104.

Entry-Fee: INR 340 for foreigners and INR 10 for locals, free for children (below 15 years).

Timing: 6 am to 6 pm every day.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit this historical temple is from October to March, or in the months of January and February, considering the climatic factor.
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