Mahabalipuram lies on the Coramandel Coast which faces the Bay of Bengal. Formerly, Mahabalipuram was known and called as Mamalapuram. The Pallavas are the pioneers and forerunners of new styles both in Art and Architecture and Mahabalipuram is the best place to praise off their Skill and Talent. The Rock - Cut caves, Temples made from a Single rock, Temples and strives of different Structures, and bas-reliefs which are so Artistic and sheer Creativity. New sculptures and unique Paintings were Innovative and Exuberant. This place Mahabalipuram itself became their Exploring field and they made the best use of the resources. The Beauty of the place is not only due to these Architecture but the vast Casuarinas trees, the Silvery Sandy Beach the Classical Hand made Crafts around have made them all to form what is a collective splendor.