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Krishna's Butter Ball

Near the Ganesh Ratha | Near the Ganesh Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 44 2744 2226
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Near the Ganesh Ratha | Near the Ganesh Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 44 2744 2226
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the few UNESCO World heritage sites in Mahabs...It is a part of a complex... The Krishna’s Butter Ball or Vaanirai Kal (Stone of the Sky God), as it is known to locals, has been sitting on a 45-degree slope in Mahabalipuram for over...More

Thank Kunal_Bhowmick
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Throwback to an ancient world.....one of the very few sites in India one should not miss! This is an exquisite gem of the ancient South Indian architecture. The rock-cut Hindu temple is located in the ancient city of Mahabalipuram. It is a part of the...More

Thank SuchanaBera
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is in a park in Mahabalipuram.You have to climb a little to reach near this rock. It feels the rock would fall down .However, it is kept in such a way that it never fell down.

Thank Bijay A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

what a sort pice. how it stand such a position from a long time. it seems anybody can trumble it but invein.

Thank Nemai H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place and ball isa single stone it's nice to see surrounding l9ght house are there . Surrounding lots of place to visit enjoyed lot with the family

Thank rnuppili
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Krishna's butterball is a huge self-balancing boulder in the historic city of Mahabalipuram. As per the myth goes it is in the same position since ages and undisturbed by earthquake or other calamities,

Thank sayanjeetm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique stone balancing correct and solidly. Locals tell me they have tried pushing but the stone has remained there for all these years. Terrain is uneven but just need to ealk carefully. Open space for children to play freely.

Thank Nishan V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to see here. It's just a geological formation. But as it's on the path between the other rock carvings and temples, can stop and click a couple of snaps here.

Thank Ranjana2727
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Can spend time here... To see the various architecture details and sculptures here... Slightly crowded at times... Moderately maintained... Could improve..

Thank Rufus V
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Huge rock being supported on its own over a big rock. Center of gravity perfectly balanced. A must visit and treat for eyes.

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