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All reviews down to earth bas relief arjuna's penance amazing architecture open air rock wall busy road world heritage site worth a visit single stone bay of bengal krishna's butter ball descend heavens carvings guide ascetics
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you understand the symbology, or have a guide, then you can read lots of stories in the carved rock face. This is just one of them.

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Descent of the Ganges is another one of the Monuments at Mahabalipuram. The carvings are amazing, impressive.

Thank Komator
Reviewed August 28, 2018

UNESCO has already identified the place as a World Heritage site. Around the same time, Islam's advent was taking place in the sands of the middle east, far away in Southern India, a most intricate and very large open rock relief, the descent of the...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2018

This carving is just off the road which explains the Descent of the Ganges. Beautifully carved and holds lot of details in it.

Thank Dinesh_cbe
Reviewed August 1, 2018

There is a strip of road on which sveral sites are located in a series. This is one of them. The stone carving depicts the mythical tale of the River Ganga descending on the earth.

Thank lalitsurjan
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, but ensure you get a guide to really appreciate the history of these monuments. So informative and interesting.

Thank ExplorerIIYorkshire
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Amazing carvings on the stone, sont miss these. This is actually visible from the road, but do take a stop and walk around there are a couple of caves and rock cuts behind this.. take a pleasent walk across the campus, will take barely 10-15...More

Thank SiddharthaC61
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Sculptures are so clear and they are able to tell the story even today.Deer sculpture of this place has already found place in Indian currency.

Thank pallavi a
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Part of complex of temples by the sea on the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean. Excellent preservation and protection. We had a good day here.

Thank Jerod M
Reviewed May 31, 2018

If you are staying in Mahabalipuram, you will see a lot here, most of it free.The Descent of the Ganes is right by the side of the road, so you get a good close look. Also here is Krishna's butter ball, now you have got...More

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