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feast to eyes

The mahishasura mardini mandapam is a classic monolithic rock cut carving that brings a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chennai (Madras), India

One of the cave complexes carved into the hillside and sandstone with some ornate features worth... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mahishasura mardini mandapam is a classic monolithic rock cut carving that brings a mythological tale to reality. This mandapam is a feast to viewers eyes and is a must-visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AaqarshAiyyar
Reviewed 3 November 2018

One of the cave complexes carved into the hillside and sandstone with some ornate features worth finding

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Not a very exciting or happening place. A small cave is there and a heighted platform is there with stone carvings on it depicting Hindu Gods and Goddesses. No entry fee.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank kgt7
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable rock cut temple. Left-side, perumal sleeping (after lunch - sayana nilai) in aathisesan lap. It is near to light house. Right side, mahishavarthini fight with mahisasuran. 2 biggest stories inside the rock. Must visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Orangekaaran
Reviewed 5 May 2018

The Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa has beautiful rock carvings in the caves located close to the lighthouse. Ideal time to visit is during the evening so that you can club the visit with a climb up to the lighthouse and then relax in the caves.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Memoirs-Sachin
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is temple of goddess Durga. Carved out in rock is beautiful piece of workmanship. Very close to light house. The place lacks description, so one has read from net or take a good guide with you.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank PKMehrotra
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is a nice tourist place located in Mahabalipuram. This place has a wonderful architecture which describes the skills of Pallavas.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mks3210
Reviewed 30 November 2017

$$ If you take an overall understanding of this area, it will be better to understand! $$ There are many TOURIST ATTRACTIONS in these areas. $$ The best land mark for this is the Old light house - This Temple / Mandapa is close to...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Traveller G
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Probably, the only bad thing about Mahabalipuram is that there is no description of any monuments near the site. Unless you go well-informed or with a guide, you will end up seeing random stone structures with no significance at all. The Mahishasuramardini Mandapa is also...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Nilay170
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