Group of Monuments,

The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram is one of the most spectacular works of the Pallava dynasty. Situated near the shores of Bay of Bengal, it boasts of about a dozen heritage structures from the world famous Arjuna’s penance to the oldest lighthouse built in India. Other important attractions include the Pancha Pandava cave, Krishna Mandapa, Trimurthy cave, Varaha mandapa and the Mahishasurmardini cave. This seemingly motley cluster of temples and caves was mostly built between 6th-8th