SEE SIGHTS LIKE SHORE TEMPLE AND ARJUNA’S PENANCE
Set aside a day to explore all the things to do around the Radisson Blu Resort. Mamallapuram is home to attractions like Arjuna’s Penance, a huge monolithic carving, and Krishna Mandapam, the largest cave-cut Hindu temple in the city. If time allows, take a day trip to World Heritage sites like Kanchipuram, 66 kilometers away, and Pondicherry, 98 kilometers away. Of course, on-site activities like archery and amenities like the spa provide plenty of fun options for those who want to stay on the property.
- Arjuna's Penance - 1 km
Dating back to the mid-seventh century, this carving is approximately 30 meters long by 15 meters high and is thought to represent Arjuna, the hero of Mahabharata.
- Krishna's Butter Ball - 1 km
Snap a photo at Krishna’s Butter Ball, a large boulder that seems to be precariously balanced on a small hill.
- Krishna Mandapam - 1 km
Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Krishna Mandapam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that displays a shallow cave carved into a rock face.
- Shore Temple - 1.5 km
Seen from several areas of the resort, the bay’s intricately carved Shore Temple is the region’s oldest temple.
- Five Rathas - 2.5 km
Named after the five sons of Pandu, these five Dravidian monuments were sculpted out of pink granite and resemble a chariot.
- Tiger Cave - 6 km
Most likely constructed during the sixth or seventh century, this rock-cut formation displays giant tiger heads, and the well-maintained grounds that surround the carved temple make it a great spot for kids to burn off some energy.