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Descent of the Ganges - Things to Know Before Visiting

W Raja St, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

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About Descent of the Ganges

Descent of the Ganges is a huge rock monument located on West Raja Street in Mahabalipuram. Carved in the 7th century during the Pallava reign on the face of an enormous boulder, this along with the adjacent carving, Arjuna's Penance, is one of the largest open-air rock sculptures in the world.

Attractions Near Descent of the Ganges

Krishna's Butter Ball
Krishna's Butter Ball0.14km from Descent of the Ganges

A gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline in the historical town of Mahabalipuram. The boulder is approximately 6 meters high and 5 meters wide and weighs around 250 tons.

Mahabalipuram Light House
Mahabalipuram Light House0.28km from Descent of the Ganges

It is open to tourists since 2011. It is closed in 2001 due to the LTTE attack. This is one of the Indias oldest lighthouse.

Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa
Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa0.31km from Descent of the Ganges

A 7th-century Indian rock-cut sculptures Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa is located in Mahabalipuram. The temple is part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 1984.

Shore Temple
Shore Temple0.74km from Descent of the Ganges

This 8th-century temple is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. This is recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site because of its architecture, history, and heritage.

Pancha Rathas
Pancha Rathas1.05km from Descent of the Ganges

UNESCO world heritage site. Pancharathas is a monument complex in Kanchipuram. The pancharathas is a five rock marvels in the complex. It is known for its monolithic architecture.

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology

This is to promote the conservation of the reptiles and amphibians and theirhabitats through education scientifc research and captive breeding.

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It is called as the temple city of Tamil Nadu.