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Maritime Heritage Museum at Mahabalipuram

The Tamil Nadu maritime heritage museum, coming up at Mamallapuram, near here, will have 3D shows in the auditorium to give a real-life feeling to visitors, especially children.

Simulators for submarines, depiction of the maritime history of the state from the Sangam era till the end of the 20th century, are also planned at the museum in which the decommissioned INS Vagli submarine will be the centrepiece of attraction.

The themes for display was proposed by R. Kannan, principal secretary of tourism. He said each era would be depicted separately and in the modern era, from 1900 AD onwards, there would be sub-sections for each type of technology like papyrus ships, palmyrah ships, steam ships, wooden ships, steel, diesel ships, buoys communications, lighthouses, etc.

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Know Our Own Mamallapuram aka Mahabalipuram

Mamallapuram, to the south of Chennai on the Tamil Nadu coast, is a marvellous town of temples carved out ofrock. 

SHORE TEMPLE, 8TH century. It is one of the finest examples of Indian structural stone temples. The Nandis along the outer wall seem to greet and invite one into the sacred space within.

WHILE the early western Chalukyas ruled in present-day Karnataka, by the end of the 6th century A.D., the Pallava rulers from present-day Andhra Pradesh extended their control southwards over much of Tamil Nadu. They created the first large empire of South India. It is from the time of the rule of the Pallava king Mahendra, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 630, that numerous inscriptions have been found and Pallava history is documented.

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Hop On Hop Off Buses to Mahabalipuram

Visitors to Chennai would like to visit Mamallapuram ( also known as Mahabalipuram). There are several tourist spots on the way to Mamallapuram on the East Coast Road (ECR). Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation provides hop on hop off buses with professional guide in each bus.
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Electricity from Bio-Degradable Waste

Hand in Hand’s waste-to-energy project at Mamallapuram has been chosen by BBC’s Down to Business World Challenge Series for promoting sustainable livelihoods and enterprise creation across the world. The project chosen from nearly 640 nominations from across the world is among the final 12 shortlisted for the award and is the only one from India, for promoting green business and working with impoverished communities.
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