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Carved out of rock, Monuments at Mahabalipuram deserved their World Heritage designation as the world's biggest open-air rock relief. This complex of 40 odd temples dates back to the 7th and 8th centuries. See cave sanctuaries, temples shaped like chariots made of sandstone, and thousands of sculptures of Shiva. A masterpiece of Indian art, a bas-relief depicting the goddess Durga killing a buffalo-headed demon remains among the site's highlights. Other highlights include a bas-relief called Arjuna's Penance, Descent of the Ganges, Krishna's Butter Ball, Varaha Cave Temple, Ganesh Ratha amongst others. By using our Mahabalipuram tour builder tool , you can arrange your visit to Monuments at Mahabalipuram and other attractions in Mahabalipuram.
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Private Cultural Tour: Day Trip to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra from Chennai BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $125
Duration: 8 hours
Chennai Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram Temples and Caves Private Day Trip BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $49
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Monuments at Mahabalipuram Reviews
Had a great stay and trip here, monuments are great .really old and are close together to visit, some good stone ornaments to buy here at reasonable prices I got s marble grinder 500 rupees, Did not l... more »
마하발리푸람에 도착한다면 아마 제일먼저 보는데가 아닐까 생각됨. 세월의 흔적을 고스란히 느낄 수 있는 장소.. 여름에는 피하는게 좋고 11~1월이 제일 괜찮은거 같음 more »If you arrive in Mahabalipuram, you'll probably be the first to see it. This is a place where you can feel the traces of time. It's a great place to stay in November and January.
The place is very beautiful and the area is very clean. The temple there is very beautiful to see and take pictures off. The view of the beach from there is also very nice. But there's nothing else to do there except take pictures of the monuments and the scenery.
The old temple at the beach gives a nostalgic feeling while watching the ruins. Imagining the grandeur that would have been. With the sound of waves around. A dazzling array of centuries-old ruins along the coast. It is a bit of a drive outside Chennai but is well worth it. The scale and age of these relics is hard to imagine for a westerner. There are many sites all within a somewhat contained area so be sure to set aside several hours.
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