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Next to the rock carvings of elephants

A whole temple inside the rock side! Intricate carvings with a lot of detail. Well worth spending... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Cave for Pandavas

The carvings in this cave are very beautiful and intricate. There are five different mandapams... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Coimbatore, India
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West Raja Street, Mahabalipuram, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A whole temple inside the rock side! Intricate carvings with a lot of detail. Well worth spending some time here, in the great temple complexes of the area.

Thank albertsebastian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fleecing is one word in mahabalipuram. As get off the highway visit some unscruplous guys thrust some road entry fee of 70 ruppes for using this road.... without any signboards for this fee. Then one more entry fee of rupees 40 ( the counter is...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2018

The carvings in this cave are very beautiful and intricate. There are five different mandapams. Good place to visit.

Thank Dinesh_cbe
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Some really magnificent cut out stone architecture. It's a treat to the eyes and experience the age old history of our times. We went on a Sunday so it was very crowded which made it impossible to click decent pictures. Also the weather is very...More

Thank yashomana
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Monolithic rock cut chambers to depict the 5 royal chambers from the Epic Mahabharat. It is said that though the Pandavas never came here themselves, the architecture has been heavily influenced by the Epic in this region.

Thank Divyank_Rastogi
Reviewed May 19, 2018

The Pancha Pandava Cave are part of the Mahabalipuram monuments. The carvings are intricate and beautiful. Worth spending sometime to check out the caves.

Thank Memoirs-Sachin
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

It's all about the architecture it matters.its the largest cave temple in mahabalipuram.ancients and brilliant beautiful construction.layout was awesome👍👍

Thank jaga1997reddy
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Pancha Pandava Cave is a group of caves dedicated to show the power and might of five kings of the Pandya Dynasity. Looks good from outside. There isn't much on the inside.

Thank ajaya695
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Since it has five mandirs.it is referred to as panch pandava temple or cave.There is no such reference to the pandavs inside. Walk in and walk out.

Thank neeleshkulkarni
Reviewed February 18, 2018

- Beautiful cave temple with detailed and intricate carvings - Related to mythological characters - Impressive structure and design

Thank NIR006
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