Tiger Cave

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  • Address: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cave, Family And Kids

The Tiger Cave was built during the Pallava period (8th century) as an open air theatre where cultural activities could take place. The name comes from the rock cut temple on the premise that resembles the head of a Tiger. Throughout the terrain you can find small boulders of rocks spread out. However, what is interesting about the place is that the temple itself is build below the level of the terrain which means you can literally walk on the roof of the cave temple although it is not recommended!

The temple was dedicated to Goddess Durga but you can also find a shrine here dedicated to Lord Shiva (the distinct Shiva Lingam is easy to find).  The place also has a small pond and a statue of Nandi- the gateway guardian of Lord Shiva. A few rocks are engraved with ancient carvings and with its tranquil setting, this place has become more than just a run-down temple. Come here to offer prayers, admire the temple or to simply find a cosy spot around to have a picnic. The nearby beach is perfect for a walk before you leave the place.

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Entrance Ticket Details For Tiger Cave

  • Admission to the place is free of cost but you will have to pay a toll to access the caves.

How to Reach Tiger Cave

  • By Bus: at Devaneri
  • By Auto-Rickshaw
  • By renting a Bike
  • On foot

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  • Tiger Cave Address: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India
  • Tiger Cave Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Tiger Cave(preferred time): 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tiger Cave: 01:00 Hrs
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