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Stone Sculptures of Mahabalipuram

| near Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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Beauty of stone carved through hard works...

Its indeed an inspiration to see an awesome piece of poised outcome through continual dedication... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Prasad B
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Bengaluru, India
The school of stone sculpting!

Highly recommended visit. Thousands of years ago imagine the use of lathe machine for cutting... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
vijay s
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| near Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Its indeed an inspiration to see an awesome piece of poised outcome through continual dedication and hard work.

Thank Prasad B
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended visit. Thousands of years ago imagine the use of lathe machine for cutting stones and making pillars. Superb work on rocks depicting Ganga coming down as Bhagirath does the penance.beautiful Lakshmi varaha carvings. The five rathas or actually different types of architecture existing...More

Thank vijay s
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Visited this place with my wife last year on way to Pondicherry from Chennai. Globally renown for its shore temples, Mahabalipuram was the second capital of the Pallava kings of Kanchipuram. 58 kilometres from Chennai on the Bay of Bengal, this tiny sea - side...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

If you visit Mahabalipuram you will gaze at exquisite rock cut temples or rather that are some of the finest examples in India. This place has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. In the centre of the village is an immense frieze that...More

Thank Colliedog58
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Good place on Route pondicherry-chennai. Half day is good to cover all places. Not very good place, plan only if passing by. Good hotels to stay around this place. Visit if you like Archeological sites and have interest in history. Humpi is better place.

Thank AmitChheda
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

One place that no one should miss when visiting Chennai - Pondicherry area. The drive is good, beach is clean & temples/sculptures are exquisite. Mythology, History & Natural beauty blends into one & this is it.

Thank krishruchi2016
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank nanditabasu
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

A tribe of stone sculptors used huge stones to practice carving temples out of rock! They have carved small temples, statues and a variety of other oddities. The whole population however seems to have been wiped out whist living and doing this leaving some of...More

Thank wintryguy
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

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...More

1  Thank swapna373
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Each and every sculpture are beautiful and marvelous. You will see most of the Hindu Mythological sculptures and Buddhist sculptures here. While some sculptures are entirely made out of one rock, others are made of wood, brass and cement. One of the excellent creation which...More

Thank Om Prakash D
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