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20 Attractions to Explore Near Pancha Rathas

Pancha Rathas
Pancha RathasMahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

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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.

Nearby Attractions

Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa
Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa0.74 KMs away 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 House
Mahabalipuram Light House0.77 KMs away 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 Ganges
Descent of the Ganges1.05 KMs away 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 Ball
Krishna's Butter Ball1.17 KMs away 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 Temple
Shore Temple1.35 KMs away 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.

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.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Arignar Anna Zoological Park32.25 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

This is the first public zoo in India, affiliated with the central zoo authority of India.

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary36.87 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

This is the oldest bird sanctuary in India. It was a favorite hunting ground of rich landlords back in the early 1700's who hunted mainly for sport.

St. Thomas Mount National Shrine
St. Thomas Mount National Shrine44.06 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

A small hillock in the Chennai city. The ancient Syrian church community of India traces the origin of their church here.

Elliots Beach
Elliots Beach44.27 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

This beach is the endpoint of the Marina beach shore. A prominent landmark on this beach is the Karl schmiditt memorial.

Guindy National Park
Guindy National Park44.34 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

Guindy national park is a protected area of Tamilnadu and the 8th smallest national park in India and one of the very few national parks situated inside a city.

Madras War Cemetery
Madras War Cemetery45.05 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

The cemetery is spread over an area of 2.75 acres and contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the second-word war.

Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple
Arulmigu Kapaleeswarar Temple48.04 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

Kapaleeswarar temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located in Mylapore. The temple is an ancient one that was built around the 7th century in Dravidian architecture.wh

Santhome basilica church
Santhome basilica church48.18 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

It is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in the Santhome city of Chennai which was built in16 th century by Portuguese explorers.

Chennai Marina Lighthouse
Chennai Marina Lighthouse48.88 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

A lighthouse situated in the Marina beach Chennai facing the bay of Bengal on the east coast of the Indian subcontinent.

Marakkanam Salt Pans
Marakkanam Salt Pans49.81 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

This is a famous salt pan in India. Largest salt production happening next to Tuticorin in every year.

Valluvar Kottam
Valluvar Kottam49.87 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

Valluvar kottam is a monument in Chennai, dedicated to the classical Tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar.

Marina Beach
Marina Beach50.06 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

Marina beach is a natural urban beach in Chennai along the Bay of Bengal. this is the longest natural beach in the country.

Dr MGR Memorial
Dr MGR Memorial51.69 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

Mgr memorial is a memorial structure built on the Marina beach adjacent to the Anna memorial. This memorial is built in the memory of former chief minsiter and actor DR M.G Ramachandran and his protege J. Jayalalitha whose bodies were buried at this site.

Anna Memorial
Anna Memorial51.83 KMs away from Pancha Rathas

This is a memorial structure built in the Marina beach Chennai in memory of the former chief minister of Tamilnadu Mr Annadurai.