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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 via mobile

Krishna's butter ball is a massive granite Boulder in Mahaballipuram resting precariously on an incline for hundreds of year defying gravity and science.During French regime ,unsuccessful attempt was made to displace it by pulling with seven elephants as it posed a potential danger of falling...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Living in Snowdonia UK we are used to seeing huge rocks but this one takes the biscuit it really is counter poised and looks as if can roll away at any time. It was starting to rain when we visited so we decline to scramble...More

Thank Rosalynde J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is some charismatic power who balances Krishna’s butter ball. As guide explained us even during tsunami this ball remained unmoved.

Thank abhishekajaykumar
Reviewed 1 week ago

So enjoyed this area of Mahabalipuram, the guide we had spoke of the history and significance to the local people. Most enjoyable.

Thank David_Newie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 250 ton boulder appears to be perfectly balanced on and angled stone surface..Whether you believe it was put there by the ancient gods or take the scientific approad that it's a natural rock formation - it has been there for centuries and is apparently...More

Thank Greg48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just go and enjoy the place with family. Test your photography skills. Just a family getaway place...

Thank Deepak S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I mean you hear a lot about this rock which is perched in such a way that it never falls down the hill but that is about it.

Thank Akshaya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its view is good. Its like magical ball is placed with out any support.. Its tolerating huge storms and rain also and standing strong..

Thank Priyamkperumal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is fascinating to see how huge rocks have balanced .. just like that. It's good to drop by the place and take few pictures..

Thank PatnaikP7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit Arjuna's Penance, the park has this rock that defies gravity! That isn't much to it other than the rock and goofing off under it. But, it's great local lore and worth walking by!

Thank MemphisZ
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