We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Amazing carving ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pancha Rathas

Pancha Rathas
Book In Advance
More Info
$27.00*
and up
Historical Walking Tour in Mamallapuram
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Level Contributor
68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Amazing carving ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Great carving & beautiful architecture of the ancient temples...the entrance ticket is together with shore temple so worth seeing if you are there.

Helpful?
Thank Shelley Lizard
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

514 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    311
    171
    29
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Same ticket as Shore Temples; truly worth your visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

These are truly beautifully carved, and almost seem alive. As other reviewers have noted, they are part of a World Heritage site and date back more than 1200 years. I've attached perhaps too many pictures, but if you're in Tamil Nadu, you'll want to make time for the Pancha Pandava Rathas.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank LoveToTravelGA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dusseldorf, Germany
Level Contributor
42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“amazing monolithic.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

First off each temple and animal carving here is an absolute work of art. Not all of it is finished though and is left to the imagination of what it was intended to be. Secondly, this place has absolutely nothing to do with Five Pandavas of the Mahabaratha and that's more of a marketing stunt. Definitely visit this, in Mahabalipuram, it's on par with the Shore Temple and 'Arjuna's' Penance.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank zanea
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
264 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Awesome Monolith Carvings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Pancha Pandava Rathas at Mahabalipurma are part of WORLD HERITAGE. More than 1300 years Old Raths built by carving out the monolith stone. This reminds us the architecture of ancient India. These structures are unparalleled.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank GuptaPK7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
1,020 reviews
295 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,155 helpful votes
“Pleasant Temple Settings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

A relaxing family like ambiance permeates this temple complex. You can use the same ticket as the Sea Shore Temple to get in as long as it is on the same day. Popular with scholl parties on weekends.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank poleinahole1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Pancha Rathas also viewed

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
 
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
 

Been to Pancha Rathas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing