Pancha Rathas
Pancha Rathas
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Ria1104
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India617 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Rock-cut Structures
    Beautifully carved monuments from single rock. Definitely one of the best examples of Pallava architecture. One ratha was considered of Draupadi, the one beside of Arjuna, Nakul and Sahadev shared one ratha which was infront, the Bhima ratha was huge and the Yudhisthira ratha was the most beautiful one. Though I am not sure how the Pancha Pandavas were actually related to these structures. It is a must watch site along Shore Temple if someone is in Mahabalipuram.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 December 2023
  • SAURABH-ALLAHABAD
    Allahabad, India51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pancha Rathas At Mahabalipuram
    Pancha Rathas (also known as Five Rathas or Pandava Rathas or Ainthinai kovil) is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram, Each of the five monuments in the Pancha Rathas complex resembles a chariot (ratha), and each is carved over a single, long stone. Nice place!!! Still Lot to know about our History..
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 February 2024
  • MaithiliSave
    Mumbai, India175 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visit
    It’s worth visiting this place. It is one of the monuments in Mahabalipuram. Avoid public holidays. It was too crowded when we visited on local festival public holiday. We couldn’t take proper pictures. Do hire a guide to know the history and significance of it. There are government authorized guides available. It will take around 30 mins to see this place. Entry fee is just Rs40 which is for all monuments nearby.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 February 2024
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MaithiliSave
Mumbai, India175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
It’s worth visiting this place. It is one of the monuments in Mahabalipuram. Avoid public holidays. It was too crowded when we visited on local festival public holiday. We couldn’t take proper pictures. Do hire a guide to know the history and significance of it. There are government authorized guides available. It will take around 30 mins to see this place. Entry fee is just Rs40 which is for all monuments nearby.
Written 17 February 2024
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SAURABH-ALLAHABAD
Allahabad, India51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Pancha Rathas (also known as Five Rathas or Pandava Rathas or Ainthinai kovil) is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram, Each of the five monuments in the Pancha Rathas complex resembles a chariot (ratha), and each is carved over a single, long stone. Nice place!!! Still Lot to know about our History..
Written 8 February 2024
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Ria1104
Kolkata (Calcutta), India617 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautifully carved monuments from single rock. Definitely one of the best examples of Pallava architecture. One ratha was considered of Draupadi, the one beside of Arjuna, Nakul and Sahadev shared one ratha which was infront, the Bhima ratha was huge and the Yudhisthira ratha was the most beautiful one. Though I am not sure how the Pancha Pandavas were actually related to these structures. It is a must watch site along Shore Temple if someone is in Mahabalipuram.
Written 28 December 2023
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Matthew McConnell
Wroclaw, Poland12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Really interesting place. There are no restrictions on where you can go either, you can go in and really explore the five buildings.

FYI: you get a monuments ticket across from the entrance, it gives you entry to all the monuments in Mahabalipuram.
Written 30 July 2023
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,845 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This monument complex at Mahabalipuram consists of Five Rathas. Each monument is carved out of one rock. They actually were never consecrated as temples. Built in 7th century.
Written 2 April 2023
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GarethKZN
Cape Town Central, South Africa181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Remarkable site. Very well preserved. I enjoyed walking around and viewing the structures from all angles
Written 24 March 2023
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AnandG1982
New Delhi, India709 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
It was okay place. Not great. In my view entry tickets rates are higher for a small monuments, which was not that great. Due to time limitations we could not visit other places in Mahabalipuram.
Written 28 January 2023
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore400 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Nothing to write home about, but it's a small area to explore so it's a nice walk to discover these five temples.
Written 26 December 2022
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Love to Travel
Potters Bar, UK786 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
It was explained to me that each of the monuments were created in different styles to symbolise important things in other countries. And to encourage trade.
For example a stupa, an elephant and a pyramid.
The carvings were excellent and all out of single pieces of rock
Written 10 December 2022
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Ajay Aloor
Bengaluru, India10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
What an art work and the way it has been preserved is remarkably notable. Definitely the years has to tell lot more
Written 5 December 2022
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