Places to Visit in Mahabalipuram
The below table highlights the popular places to visit in and around Mahabalipuram: List of Places to Visit in Mahabalipuram About the Place Arjuna’s Penance It is a huge open-air sculpture that shows the various events that occurred during Arjuna’s Penance. The relief is carved on two big rocks which are approximately 43 feet high. Pancha Rathas These are exquisite open air rock cut reliefs and are fashioned in the form of 5 chariots named after the Pandavas. The carved monoliths are carved out of pink granite and the tallest one of them is around 40 feet high. Sea Shore Temple The Shore Temple is named so because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is carved out of granite and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. Thirukadalmallai One of the 108 Divya Desams or Temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple was built by the Pallavas around 8th century BC. Krishna's Butterball It is a gigantic granite rock resting on a short incline. It is a huge stone of around 16 feet diameter and weighs over 250 tons and miraculously stands on an extremely small, slippery area of a hill.