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Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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Address: Mahabalipuram, India
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Many interesting rock-cut temples and giant open-air reliefs from the 7th...

Many interesting rock-cut temples and giant open-air reliefs from the 7th and 8th centuries.

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Amazing monuments

We thoroughly loved this place full of history and carvings of temple, deities figures and animals. Cant believe they were able to carve from single massive rocks without modern... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We thoroughly loved this place full of history and carvings of temple, deities figures and animals. Cant believe they were able to carve from single massive rocks without modern science. Wonderful experience and a must see sight. We arrived on a local bus from Chennai and then got on Tuk Tuk, paid Rs300 and the driver took us to all... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you really want to understand and enjoy, you should hire a guide to take you through the complete monument. It is a different story all together if your explore it with a guide.

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Haywards Heath, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved this town and all the monuments you could wonder around. Some really interesting carvings, I would really recommend taking the time to look around here.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This sea side town is about 55 mins from chennai city and is famous for the pallava rock cut architectural marvels like shoretemple,arjunas penance,pancharathas,krishnas butterball,tigercaves etc...we started after lunch from chennai city.on the way is the tigercaves .its very close to a beach which is not very tidy. But tiger caves is worth watching .the entry to all other monuments... More 

Thank sonysalam
Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the monuments are not big and it feels like one´s you have seen the biggest wall you have seen most of it. The wall is very beautiful and detailed.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's quite difficult to review something like this, just saying that there are a series of great carved sculptures and whole temples cut from solid granite doesn't really do the job. look at the photos instead!

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Pelham, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the Sea Shore Temple a short ride and what an adventure. You can spend a few hours here traversing the area. Up and down stone stairs, walkways. 7th Century temples and statutes carved/chiseled from huge rocks. One gigantic rock in particular is on a slope. You wonder why it doesn't roll down... Very historic and a great adventure. Definitely... More 

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Stockton, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with some locals who knew their way around. It was one of the coolest things I have seen in a while and the fact that they are carved by hand is beyond impressive. Definitely worth seeing if you have the chance while traveling in India.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really worth taking the trouble to see this 7th Century World Heritage site. The temples and statues are chiseled from individual huge granite rocks. Carved in the stone are elephants etc, and there is a huge stone on a slope where people tend to have their photo taken pretending to 'hold up the stone'! The only negative point is that... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I suggest to visit this place. It/s amazing to see so carving in so huge granit stone.. there are many big stones in this area

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