Mahabalipuram remains one of the oldest cities here known for being the proud of owner of some impressive stone carved monuments and antique temples. Arjuna’s Penance, a huge open-air sculpture, remains a must visit place here to see the intricate detailing done on the rocks. Mahabalipuram is home to numerous temples underlining the religious beliefs of the locals. A total number of 8 Rock-Cut Cave Temples are found here known for their delicately cut rock sculptures. Thirukadalmallai, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, was raised by the Pallavas and showcases the architectural brilliance of Indian art.