Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Religious Site
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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  • There are many remains of old temples and monuments in Mahabalipuram. Of them 10 are mostly shown by guides and most significant. It takes around two hrs for visiting with a vehicle and walk both...  more »
  • Must visit places in Mahabalipuram and plan your day early or late in the evening to walk around and explore.  more »
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  • Very good place to visit. Wonderful monuments. Wonder how they constructed without modern equipments.
  • Nice place and worth visit if you are close to Pondicherry. You can cover all the temple and beaches in one day (5-6 hours) easily.

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