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Address: West Raja Street | Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104, India

This bas-relief with life-size images from a mythical story adorns a huge...

This bas-relief with life-size images from a mythical story adorns a huge rock.

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A wonderful monolithic stone carving

This can be visited free because it is just next to the road. It is a tribute to the craftsmen of the era. Hats off.!

Reviewed May 12, 2016
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed May 12, 2016

This can be visited free because it is just next to the road. It is a tribute to the craftsmen of the era. Hats off.!

Thank navintandon2016
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2016

Intricate carving that has lasted over fourteen centuries. The overall view is amazing but look closely and you'll see so much more. Too much to study so I let my camera take over and now I'll be able to look at this rock wall anytime I choose.

Thank tildak2016
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

One can simply marvel this historical pieces of stone architecture. I could see the excited faces of fellow foreigners who were thinking how much time, money and efforts could have gone into such master pieces!!!!

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is one of the highlights of the Mamallpuram monuments and is really a striking piece of ancient sculpture. The carvings are numerous and intricate, each offering a different human or godly shape and story to accompany the central story of the descent to the Ganges, and of course there are the ubiquitous elephants of such importance to Indian mythology.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Well worth viewing you need to look closely to see all the cats and mice near the bottom of the elephants feet and it's free

Thank ronoriana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Superb work of art, could not get enough staring at it. The way the descent of the Ganges is depicted leaves you amazed by the immense talent of the artist.

Thank Maria C
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 26, 2016

You can keep looking at this, each and every part is a great art, each image is very sharp, beyond imagination to understand how one would have made it such long time back

Thank Ranga1959
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016

Brilliant piece of art work with fine attention to details. One of the historic monument which has become symbol of Mahaballipuram. Must see place if you around Chennai.

Thank Sankarbe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016

You need a guide to explore this rock exploring one small section of Arjuna and point you towards each small pieces' relevance.

Thank ngrewal
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

How long can you keep staring at something? I could stare at this place, as much as possible, not just once, but everytime I visit Mahabalipuram. A great backdrop during the dance festival here.

Thank Maniyarasan R

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