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Descent Of The Ganges

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Address: Mahabalipuram, India
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Private Tour: Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuarm Full-Day Tour from Chennai
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Brilliant bas-relief...

Though known by different names this beautiful open air rock carving is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in mahabalipuram. it is included under group of monuments by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chennai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Though known by different names this beautiful open air rock carving is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in mahabalipuram. it is included under group of monuments by UNESCO at Mahabalipuram along with cave temples, panch rathas and structural temples like shore temple. A little bit of History about the Monument: This monument is visible from road itself... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While at Mamallapuram, we spotted the famous Descent of The Ganges sculpture on the monolithic carvings. This depicts the descent of Holy Ganges from the Heavens, which was brought by sage Bhagiratha. These carvings are the epitome of Pallava art and this World Heritage Site is a must visit for all....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is part of the group of monuments. Taking a guide would be a better option to understand the hidtory behind it. It becomes apparent as the history is expained how Ganga decented on Earth,

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

it is more of a myth than history. but the way games is shown to be descending on the earth and meeting with the bay of bengal is ravishing. amazing architecture and carvings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Must walk around to see these carving must explore once atleast. must take your kids and family lot to shop.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Good Theme... but only Tourist guide can explain. It is not maintained with any sign board or advertisement.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

It is a series of carvings in the rocks, it is so detailed and amazing to explore one by one, needed to pre-knowledge to understand it better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

If you can ignore the perils of being run over then do take a few minutes, or longer, to take in the fine detail of this incredible stone sculpture which is usually known as Arjunas penance. The trouble with things like this is you rarely get the opportunity, when on a tour, to simply take your time and put some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Nice place for family and kids to visit around must walk a lot.there's lot other places also to sea beach is good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

you should definitely visit the stone carvings in the mahaballipuram city and spend good time understanding the stories depicted so beautifully

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