Mahabalipuram's fame comes from its slew of temples. The cluster of temples famously called Shore Temples is an intriguing place to visit in Mahabalipuram. Interestingly, there are many temples submerged underwater too close to Mahabalipuram that you can also visit. The temples hold some historical significance that would pique your excitement. The temples were constructed back in the 8th century AD by the Pallava dynasty.