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Pancha Rathas

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

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About Pancha Rathas

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.

Attractions near Pancha Rathas

Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa0.74km from Pancha Rathas

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.

Mahabalipuram Light House0.77km from Pancha Rathas

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.

Descent of the Ganges1.05km from Pancha Rathas

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.

Krishna's Butter Ball1.17km from Pancha Rathas

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.

Shore Temple1.35km from Pancha Rathas

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.

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It is called as the temple city of Tamil Nadu.