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Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram, India
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Many interesting rock-cut temples and giant open-air reliefs from the 7th and 8th centuries.
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“shore temple” (155 reviews)
“five rathas” (66 reviews)
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Mahabalipuram, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mahabalipuram is known for monuments and historical structures. One whole day is sufficient to visit all the places.

Thank Kirannelli
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are mostly two areas in Mahabalipuram containing all the monuments. One located on the sea shore and the other more elaborate and diverse, inland hardly a ten minutes walk from the seashore temples. My personal favourite are the group of monuments inland and the...More

Thank RaktimRay
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of Mamallapuram. On the roadside and free to view (after paying to enter the village).

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a tour of the temples with a driver from the hotel. One get's a ticket for all the sights for one day. Beautiful and great for kids as well. Especially the butterball.

Thank Maike N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth seeing at least some of the monuments and walking around the extensive parkland adjacent to A. Pennance. The $8 ticket gets you in to all monuments IF you see them all in one day.

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best time to see for pictures in the morning the light is perfect . The rock mural is in full sun in the morning .Butter Rock shoot from a distance with people in helps with the size and angle prospective .

Thank Monck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located about 60kms from Chennai, the monuments at Mahabalipuram are nothing less than rock-cut marvels. As an Indian, one is filled with immense pride of our glorious past and cannot help but wonder as to how the stone carvers must have managed such visual marvels,...More

1  Thank drmvm35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we went during working day, there was no crowd and we managed to explore most monuments of Mahabalipuram. It was just getting extremely hot. Big turn off was the street peddlers who was forcefully pushing us stuff and insisting us to buy them.

Thank Rina Malini P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old historical attraction. Make sure you see the butter ball as well. Lots of young couples sitting in the shade. Begging is not as bad as Shore Temple.

Thank William H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These monuments are awesome every time you see them. The awe never decreases. There are very few places that give you that feeling!

Thank weyeskay
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November 30, 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
August 9, 2017|
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Response from kingatchgook | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Aliya. Modesty is the acceptable form of dress.
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January 10, 2017|
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Response from Pssnt_traveller | Reviewed this property |
A day would be enough to see all the monuments and also relax for a while. Avoid visiting places there in the afternoon as it can be pretty hot. You can drive in the morning such that you reach by lunch time, get into a nice... More