Mamallapuram, situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal is an ancient sea-side town. The Pallava art at this place emphasises robust earthly beauty, imbibed with life. The Pallavas have created many marvellous monuments sculptural panels, caves, monolithic chariots and sculptured temples in stone. Mythological episodes, epic battles, demons, gods, animals, all are vividly depicted on the wall sculptures, and all are breathtaking real and artistic. These monumental splendours and the sunny beach attract tourists from all over the world.