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Part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram selected as a UNESCO site. Descent of the Ganges is a story about the origins and significance of the Ganges.The story tells how the gods allowed the Ganges to descend from the heavens to reward a sage...More

Thank SharadSud-Gurgaon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you understand the symbology, or have a guide, then you can read lots of stories in the carved rock face. This is just one of them.

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Descent of the Ganges is another one of the Monuments at Mahabalipuram. The carvings are amazing, impressive.

Thank Komator
Reviewed 29 August 2018

UNESCO has already identified the place as a World Heritage site. Around the same time, Islam's advent was taking place in the sands of the middle east, far away in Southern India, a most intricate and very large open rock relief, the descent of the...More

2  Thank MukherjeesofPowai
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This carving is just off the road which explains the Descent of the Ganges. Beautifully carved and holds lot of details in it.

Thank Dinesh_cbe
Reviewed 1 August 2018

There is a strip of road on which sveral sites are located in a series. This is one of them. The stone carving depicts the mythical tale of the River Ganga descending on the earth.

Thank lalitsurjan
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, but ensure you get a guide to really appreciate the history of these monuments. So informative and interesting.

Thank ExplorerIIYorkshire
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing carvings on the stone, sont miss these. This is actually visible from the road, but do take a stop and walk around there are a couple of caves and rock cuts behind this.. take a pleasent walk across the campus, will take barely 10-15...More

Thank SiddharthaC61
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Sculptures are so clear and they are able to tell the story even today.Deer sculpture of this place has already found place in Indian currency.

Thank pallavi a
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Part of complex of temples by the sea on the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean. Excellent preservation and protection. We had a good day here.

Thank Jerod M
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