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Krishna's Butter Ball

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Address: Near the Ganesh Ratha | Near the Ganesh Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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More impressive viewing in person than in photos. It is huge and it is on a slope that I had to approach in a round-about manner to keep from sliding.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Russellville, Alabama
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Russellville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

More impressive viewing in person than in photos. It is huge and it is on a slope that I had to approach in a round-about manner to keep from sliding.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rock is situated in such a manner that it defies gravity. It is surprising to see how can a rock be situated in such a manner. There are ancient caves and temples nearby which are also good.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this got nice pictures but go early morning as I gets very busy and there is no shade in the hottest time of the day avoid the so called guide

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Heard of this place but never been there. It was simply amazing to see the wonder ball shaped boulder. We visited with family during end Jan 2017. Nice place & worth visit with some quick pictures.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent place to get relax and capturing photo. Massive spherical boulder without any support stands from ages. Pros: Good picnic spot 2km from Mahabalipuram bus stop Walkable/Reachable distance from all other attraction spots

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The unique monuments in Mahabalipuram depicts a fusion of religion, culture and legends, all related to Hindu Mythology. Archaeologist of antiquarian art rediscovered them in the 19th century, and it became a major tourists attraction. Lord Krishna's Butter Ball, a natural boulder settled on a slope...

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Liverpool, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the free sights in Mahabalipuram. Good spot for photos and a physics defying sight sure to excite the inquisitve young and old.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Is a must visit when you are around Chennai or Mahabalipuram. All visit spots in Mahabalipuram are in the radius of 1.5-2KM

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is full of authentic marvels. This is not more then a Rock perched on a larger Rock. Not ugly but nothing special; just slightly boring next to all the wonderful stuff!

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure if I have ever seen anything similar - very curious how it remains in the position it is still in after soo many years . Fun spot for a picnic & to meet local people - no admission fee

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