Monuments At Mahabalipuram

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  • Address: Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4427442232
  • Ticket Price: 500 INR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Temple, Monument, Family And Kids
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The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram include 40 sanctuaries and are segregated as Mandapas, Rock reliefs, Temples and Rathas. The place also has the largest open-air rock relief in the world to its credit! Many of these structure belong to the 7th century (the time period of the Pallava Dynasty). This particular dynasty incorporated grandeur in Tamil art and culture and left behind gorgeous historic monuments. The most famous Pallava structure here is the Shore Temple that has a minimal yet impeccable design with a shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

The Ratha cave Temple is an addition to these monuments and was built by the Pallava king Narsimha. The name “Ratha” comes from chariot and translates to a temple that is carved out to resemble the shape of a chariot. There are in all 8 rathas in Mahabalipuram- 5 of which are named after the Pandavas and 1 after their wife Draupadi. All the rathas are constructed like Buddhist structures.

Today only the Dharmaraja Ratha (the largest of the rathas with multiple storeys), Bhima Ratha, Arjuna Ratha, Draupadi Ratha (the smallest) and Nakul Sahadev Ratha survive. The Arjuna Raths is dedicated to Lord Shiva while the Draupadi Ratha is dedicated to Goddess Durga.

The entire complex is quiet a sight for history lovers with exquisite carvings, sturdy construction that has stood the test of time and interesting stories that spin magic into the place. It also gives you a peak into the Pallava Dynasty and its culture and belief.

Entrance Ticket Details For Monuments At Mahabalipuram

Admission Fee:

  • Regular: Citizens of India and visitors of SAARC (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan) and BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar) - Rs. 30 per head.
  • Others: INR 500/- per head
  • Free: Children up to 15 years

How to Reach Monuments At Mahabalipuram

  • By Bus: At Mamallapuram
  • By Auto-Rickshaw
  • By Renting a Bike.
  • On foot

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  • Monuments At Mahabalipuram Address: Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India
  • Monuments At Mahabalipuram Contact Number: +91-4427442232
  • Monuments At Mahabalipuram Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Monuments At Mahabalipuram Price: 500 INR
  • Best time to visit Monuments At Mahabalipuram(preferred time): 06:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Monuments At Mahabalipuram: 01:30 Hrs
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