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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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$130 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Cultural Tour: Day Trip to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra from Chennai
Duration: 8 hours
$44 BOOK WITH VIATOR An extraordinary - UNESCO Monuments Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai
Duration: 7 to 9 hours
$70 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram from Chennai
Duration: 12 to 14 hours
$267 BOOK WITH VIATOR 2 Day Royal Enfield Motorcycle tour from Chennai to Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram
Duration: 2 days
$162 BOOK WITH VIATOR 2 Days - Private Tour to Mamallapuram and Pondicherry from Chennai
Duration: 2 days
$67 BOOK WITH VIATOR Poetry in Stones - Day Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Monuments at Mahabalipuram reviews
Suggest doing a guide for all the sites, so much information, they are worth it. All the sites are awe inspiring and its just woeful that indian dynasties before the moghuls doesn't get the... more »
Many rockcut monuments,an Unesco world heritage site,all are close to each other,can done by walking but for comfort may hire auto,IHO hiring guide is good to know history and interesting story... more »
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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