Krishna's Butter Ball, Mahabalipuram

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Marvel at the mystery of Krishna's Butter Ball, a giant ball-shaped rock balancing on a rugged slope and defying the laws of physics. A popular tourist attraction, the rock measures 5 m (16 ft) in diameter. Expect to see many tourists using the boulder as an interesting prop or backdrop for some comic photos. Put Krishna's Butter Ball on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mahabalipuram road trip site.
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  • This is situated in a monument complex which also have Krishna Penance and some caves.The butter ball is actually a big rock balanced on a slope,in 1st view it's difficult to believe how such a big...  more »
  • This was a place on my checklist for a long time and I was finally able to visit it. The rock is special because till date no one knows its origin and neither has anybody been able to move it from...  more »
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  • One of the nicer places to visit around the area. We like how it is free and you are able to explore and walk around the site. There are a number of temples with various carvings of gods, animals and human figures. The carved elephants are amazing. Krishna’s butterball (the big rock) is a great spot for a photo and there are plenty of stonemasons ready to sell you their goods. Be polite and they will show you around and share some of the place’s history.
  • It's a wonderful site to visit and there are lots of sight seeing to be done. The huge stone structure actually feels different than the other rocks there. There are actually 13 nearby spots to cover nearby and it would actually be nice if you carry umbrella or visit in the evening hours. It's really hot and humid but worth visiting.

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