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Pancha Pandava Rathas

Kancheepuram District, Mahabalipuram, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

This was truly a wonderful experience. Remember to retain your admission ticket from the Shore temple to get access here, otherwise they will charge you again. It is worth walking here from the shore temple, it allows you to explore all the different shops and stalls.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

All five are created in a different style, four are though to be carved out of the one rock. Richly carved motifs are beautiful in the wall panels. Must see, not far from Shore Temple. Lots of shops around selling everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

read about mahabarata indian epic which will explain the art details and significance,nothing to dislike

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is the second time I visited the Rathas! Each time I am amazed by the carvings. Good place for photography!

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The stone structures are located in a nice area, very serene, beautiful. This is a good place to see the various styles of sculptures in those period. A good place for photos. Go just before sun set and the photos come out really well.

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Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I was amazed to see the real nakkashi work in Pancha Rathas. Its a beautiful area to watch upon. I must salute the the workers who had made this. A must watch & don't forget to take some good clickes over their.

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Freeport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The World Heritage Monuments of Mahabalipuram include the outstanding five monuments in the Pancha Rathas complex which resembles a chariot (ratha). Each is carved over a single, long stone or monolith of granite lying in north-south direction with a slight incline. Dating from the late 7th century, it is attributed to the reign of King Mahendravarman I and his son... More

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Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

really makes me proud of ancient architects for sculpturing such marvels in stones during those times..a must go place on ur visit to kanchipuram

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

entry fee is rs.10 for rs.250 for foreign pax. this is old heritage site. Build the rathas in single rock. I suggest you to go to evening time.weekends are crowded.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The history behind the building of these temples and hiow they have survided all of these years so close to to ocean is Amaxing.

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