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Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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Many interesting rock-cut temples and giant open-air reliefs from the 7th and 8th centuries.
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Mahabalipuram, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The monuments and sculptures are amazing and the butter ball, a big boulder held by gravity beggars believe. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bob P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful monument So much talent All statues carved amazingly out of one huge rock Beautiful sea shore temple Breath taking view of the ocean

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NaidooR68
Reviewed 5 days ago

It takes about one hour to view the temples and monuments behind Arjuna's Presence. Arjuna's presence is the most detailed of these monuments, and deserves some added time. You view that from outside the enclosure, on the road. This area can be crowded with tourists....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great history and stories carved into granite. This is a must do and not much walking involved. Also other Temples close by to make a great afternoon experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Perry H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mahabalipuram is very unique with so many things to see around this typical town. It was really pleasant to visit the place because it is well maintained.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OdetteB91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A royal treat of splendid sculptures not to be missed in one's lifetime. Kudos to the Department of Arts & Sculptures for upkeeping the tradition of beautiful rock carving.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wall carvings make you wander how people did them with the tools available at that time. And they are beautiful and intricate even today - so far time was not able to affect them. They still teach the skills around this place and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ingvar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 days exploring these sculpted monuments walking from our centrally positioned Mamalla Heritage Hotel. Although we can see the lighthouse and Khrishna's Rock from our 3rd floor room and walkway, nothing beats morning and afternoon explorations for good photos. We walked 300m southwest...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 1 week ago

a must when you are in Mahabalipuram. amazing site. no point in writing about it. it's beyond words. you have to go and see

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shula m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit place to explore the great workmanship on the store carvings. Visit during morning and evening timing for a pleasant experience

Date of experience: February 2019
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Tridip H
27 May 2018|
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Response from debajyotid32 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can .... you can take bus from different place and visit that place......but need more information about that place....
30 November 2017|
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Response from RRajawat | Reviewed this property |
No. You may have to buy 2-3 tickets for different monuments. But at 1 spot there is a combo ticket- 5 rathas. Yes in south India - Full dress for females- chudidar, slacks suits, saris skirts are required. Perfect time is... More
9 August 2017|
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Response from anessexcouple | Reviewed this property |
No Try and make it to the top of the lighthouse... obviously not a monument... view is excellent. The small museum/display near the lighthouse make sure the interactive displays are working before payng