( Excursion )
Cave this shady and beautiful place is four km north of Mamallapuram
and signposted off to the right of the road. It's more a clump of
boulders than a cave. It's name comes from the shrine at the entrance
which features a crown of carved tiger heads. It's a popular picnic
spot on weekends.
Tirukkalikundram just 14 km from Mamallapuram, this popular pilgrimage
centre is also known as Tirukazhukundram, which means Hill of the
Holy Eagle. Its hilltop temple is famous as the place where two
eagles come each day, just before noon to be fed by the priest.
Crocodile Bank this successful breeding farm was set up to augment
the crocodile populations of India's wildlife sanctuaries. Visitors
are welcome and you can see crocs of all sizes.
Kanchipuram the glorious city of is one of the seven sacred pilgrim
centres of the Hindus. This is called the city of thousand temples.
But today, only 125 temples remain there. For more details of the
city you may visit the page for Kanchipuram.