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The historic coastal town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu is expected to be the venue for the second India-China informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, scheduled in October, 2019.
- Mamallapuram is also known as Seven Pagodas or Mahabalipuram.
- The town’s religious centre was founded by a 7th-century Hindu Pallava King—Narasimhavarman, also known as Mamalla—for whom the town was named.
- The town has a collection of 7th and 8th century religious monuments that has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- The town also hosted the Defence Expo 2018 or known as Defexpo, the Union Defence Ministry’s annual event with international participation.
[Source: The Hindu]