Stone Sculptures of Mahabalipuram

Stone Sculptures of Mahabalipuram

Stone Sculptures of Mahabalipuram
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UrieSalant
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
In his little shop, “Rolling Stones,” Rajan creates beautiful stone sculptures in different sizes. We had been looking for a Buddha statue during our 3 months in India but nothing satisfied us. Entering this shop we found the Buddha that we had imagined all this time: serene and beautiful. Rajan is an artist and teacher. He's personable, and his English is excellent. He takes the time to explain his work. Home now, our Buddha is sitting next to me as I write this review. We are very happy with it. Email: rajanstella@hotmail.com
Written April 21, 2015
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swatikavi
New York City, NY97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Beautiful sculptures . Monolith , traditional, with Indian culture. Beautiful must see place near Chennai. They are split into 3 parts. And all are near the beach lighthouse. Be careful on a Sunny day, sunscreens or umbrella.
Written September 11, 2019
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Sanath Kumar
Bengaluru, India1,605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
A real visual treat to see the sculptures.. A must visit if you are in chennai.. The monolithic structures are breath taking and things not seen everywhere.
Plz take an umbrella and water along as the walk can be tiring.
Also you can laze around in the lawns.. Food is not very easily available and also the local guides can be annoying. Be sure to bargain for a good deal in whatever you buy.
Written January 16, 2016
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A C R
Smyrna, GA559 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
The sculptures are impressive, especially the large ones that you can imagine adorning an interior shrine, but the prices for the smaller handcrafted items were very high and were more akin to a 5 star hotel price than a shop so close to the source of the carvers. In the end I passed on all chalking this particular temple up to an ultimate tourist attraction.
Written September 11, 2015
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nanditabasu
Kolkata (Calcutta), India75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
Mahabalipuram, is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, around 60 km south of the city of Chennai, .It was a port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas, now world heritage site. It was during the rule of the pallavas, great poets, dramatists, artists, artisans, scholars and saints emerged. As one can say that the pallavas are the pioneers and forerunners of new styles both in art and architecture and mahabalipuram is the best place to praise off their skill and talent.
Written November 4, 2016
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swapna373
Chennai (Madras), India31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
This is world heritage site . superbly maintained. mahabalipuram is 60 km from chennai. It is one hour drive from chennai. We started around 2.00pm. reached there by 3.00pm. We took ECR to mahabalipuram. It is such a wonderful road. we did not have any problem. We had taken our german friend to mahablipuram. five rathas were wonderful. view of beach was breathtaking. one of the boulders standing on the hill should never be missed while visitng mahabalipuraml. light house which is very old. be careful while climbing up to the light house. we started back to chennai around 6 pm . this place has to be visited by each person coming to chennai
Written October 29, 2016
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Charudatta K
Mumbai, India56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
Temple relics of Mahabalipuram take you to a completely different era. The lush gardens in the temple complex make it a complete family destination. The beautiful beach just besides the temple is soothing.

I travelled from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram and back (day trip). Am listing below my itinerary that shall help readers plan their travel:

9.00 Left from Pondicherry for Mahabalipuram. Got a ECR (East Coast Road) bus from Bus stand, that was going to Chennai. ECR is one of the best and most picturesque highways I have seen.
11.00 Got down at Mamalapuram (Tamil name for Mahabalipuram)
11.30 Visited Mahabalipuram temple complex.
12.30 Visited Mahabalipuram beach – one of the best beaches in India.
1.30 Visited ancient cave sculptures built on gigantic boulders. Also went right up the Light House (more than a century old). View from the top of the light house is amazing. Caution advised as it gets very windy at the top and there is not much space to stand either.
2.00 Started back for Pondicherry
4.00 Reached Pondicherry.

PS: Lot of walking is required to fully explore Mahabalipuram. Be prepared accordingly.
Written July 13, 2016
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amar1979k
Mumbai, India10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Though Mahabalipuram is on the outskirts of Chennai, its worth to visit those historical monuments, some of which are under the control of Archeological Society of India. They are huge & one can imagine as to how intelligent our predecessors were. Butter-ball is very nice place to take rest & one should use services of local photographer who helps us to create memories for as low as Rs 20.
Written July 27, 2015
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anju Hansa Neetooreea
Rose Belle23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
This place is historical and archeological. Great monuments depicting great stories of the Indian mythology..
Written March 4, 2019
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SimplyFred
Shrewsbury, UK973 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Most of the sculptured figures and buildings are about 1300 years old and are dramatic. There are over 40 temples in this area but it would be impossible to see them all. There is a point of temple overload, not just the physical moving in the heat to climb and walk to each location, but the realisation that you are trying to take the culture with little background knowledge. So it is pleasantly exhausting after a few hours, and the sadly the desire for air conditioning returns.
Written March 3, 2019
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