The importance is on the different temples around the site. Walk following the path or if you dare from the top rock1
Also called Krishna Butterball, this is quite a sight. Now a protected natural feature, apparently previous kings had tried to dislodge the rock with elephants and failed. Do have a look at it from up above - at certain angles it also looks like a fish head!
Great place to be and see. It is not a place for aged people as rocky mountain like place. It is a must go place if anyone going to Mahabalipuram.
Well worth coming here. It's huge and very impressive. We combined it with a walk from the 5 Rathas, but set off before breakfast as it gets very hot by 11am in April
This place is very astonishing, u can see a round rock (Mostly) standing still without any support on a sloping area, apart from that there is place to sit & relax. in evening you will get cool breeze.
One has to see it to believe it... I was quite amused to see it and the sheer size can only exuberate its awesomeness...I actually sometimes felt that it will just slide down...Maintained well a must see.
The most interesting part about Mahabalipuram is that each monument whether manmade of a natural formation in this case, has a mythological reference. This makes the whole scenery very imaginative and intriguing and this butterball is even more amusing as one hears the story attached to it. Very scenic location as well. All caves and temples in Mahabalipuram are clean... More
This is a place to break away from the historic stories. Once can just wonder how the rock stands with little contact to its substrate. i still wonder the same way how i did when i was kid, this is most wanted place to the travellers to take a trick shot like they balance the rock :P
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