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Monuments at Mahabalipuram
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Private Cultural Tour: Day Trip to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra from Chennai
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Owner description: Many interesting rock-cut temples and giant open-air reliefs from the 7th and 8th centuries.
Accra, Ghana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very worthwhile”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

The complex includes ancient temples, statues and wall carvings, balanced boulders (including the famous "Krishna's Butterball"), and lots of rocks to climb over. There is also a lighthouse open to the public and numerous monkeys to keep the kids entertained. And best of all, the complex is free!

Visited January 2013
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Bangalore
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“Great historic place. Worth one time visit.”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Mahabalipuram has some great historical monuments. The shore temple located just near to the sea shore is one of India's heritage sites. If someone plans for pondicherry or chennai trip, mahabalipuram should be a must visit.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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“A highlight of any trip to Tamil Nadu”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Everywhere - beautiful and impressive temples and caves and shrines carved out of the granite. One thousand five hundred years old!!! Walk where you like; look; touch, photograph and wonder! But be prepared to share the experience with a lot of other people - Indians and foreigners...

Visited January 2013
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Chennai
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Monuments of Past History”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We can see Arjunas Tapasaiya, Nandi (Lions) Security the Kings of the past Mahabharta and Bheems Kitchen. Its amazing.

Visited December 2012
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful Monuments”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

This recent visit compared to 15 years ago I found that much more care is taken of the grounds around the monuments which adds to their attraction.

Visited September 2012
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