The coastal resort town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu hosts a group of monuments that are together regarded as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Tamil Nadu.’ The historical importance of these structures has been recognized by the UNESCO who has inscribed the monuments as a World Heritage Site. 40 ancient temples and monuments dot the sites. Most of these monuments were built during the Pallava dynasty.
Udayalur is a small village near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. This village is assumed to be the final resting place of the Great Tamizh king Raja Raja Cholan I, though it remains less known than the temples he builds far off. Udayalur is few kilometers away from the historic Chola dynasty stronghold town of Kizha Pazhayari. The village was historically called Sri Kangeyapuram.