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Private Day Tour of Mahabalipuram from Chennai
"You will be picked up at your hotel in Chennai at 9:00 am and then drive down the scenic East Coast Road. The first stop is the famous DakshinaChitra also called the ""living museum"" of South India.Later visit the Madras Crocodile Bank a reptile zoo and herpetology research station. In the 1970s crocodile populations were severely depleted due to large-scale commercial hunting. Herpetologist Romulus Whitaker and his wife Zai Whitaker started the Madras Crocodile Bank in 1976 to protect crocodiles. Afterwards visit to Mahabalipuram where Five Rathas Tigar Cave Sea Shore Temple
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Private Cultural Tour: Day Trip to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra from Chennai
"After pickup from your hotel in the morning your private guide will take you by air-conditioned vehicle to the village of Dakshinachitra located about 18 miles (29 km) outside of Chennai. Spend approximately 45 minutes in Dakshinachitra meaning ‘A Picture of the South’ which preserves the traditional Dravidian way of life. See traditional Indian homes explore the open-air museum and visit the artisan workshops to learn about the Dravidian crafts of several regions in South India including Tamil Nadu
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Private Tour: Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuarm Full-Day Tour from Chennai
"Meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Chennai at 08:00 AM and proceed to Kanchipuram. In Hindu theology Kanchipuram is one of the seven Indian cities to reach final attainment.In Kanchipuram you will see Varadharaja Perumal Temple Ekambareswarar Temple Kamakshi Amman Temple and Kumarakottam Temple which are some of major Hindu temples in the state. The city is a holy pilgrimage site for both Saivites and Vaishnavites. Of the 108 holy temples of the Hindu god Vishnu
From $60.00

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Madras Crocodile Bank

Enjoy an amazing experience. Founded in 1976 by Rom and Zai Whitaker, the Crocodile Bank is a place where crocodiles and other reptiles are conserved and bred. It is a weird sensation seeing vast...
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Arjuna Ratha

Next to the Draupadi Ratha is the Arjuna Ratha. The Arjuna Ratha is an elegantly carved two-storeyed temple. A highlight of this ratha is a carving of Shiva (Hindu deity - "the Destroyer" or "the...
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Panch Rathas

Panch Rathas, also known as Five Rathas, is a complex of monolithic rock-cut temples dating back to the mid-7th century. The Panch (five) Rathas (processional temple chariots) are named after the five...
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Draupadi Ratha - the smallest Ratha

Draupadi Ratha is the smallest of the Panch Rathas. This ratha is a replica of a thatched tribal shrine. It is dedicated to the Goddess Durga (Mother of the Universe). The highlight of the Draupadi...
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Krishna's Butter Ball

Continuing from Arjuna's Penance, near the Ganesha Ratha is a huge boulder known as Krishna's Butter Ball. The boulder - seems to defy the laws of physics - sits precariously on a very narrow base....
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World's Largest Bas-Relief

The pride of Mamallapuram is Bhagiratha's Penance, more commonly known as Arjuna's Penance or the Descent of the Ganges. Sculpted on the face of two adjacent rocks, at 27m X 9m it is the world's...
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Nandi - Shiva's Bull Mount

Part of the complex but not a ratha, the life-size sculpture of Nandi (Shiva's bull mount) was carved from a single rock. Temples that honor Shiva will have a stone image of a seated Nandi that face...
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Bhima Ratha - the largest Ratha

Bhima Ratha is the largest of the five rathas. This rectangular ratha has a barrel-vaulted roof, long columned porch, and an unfinished lower level. It's named after the Pandava bother who was known...
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Dharmaraja Ratha

The Dharmaraja Ratha is a larger version of the Arjuna Ratha. It has three storeys and an octagonal dome roof, the shikhara. Similar to most temple roofs in India the roof covered with repeating...
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Nakula Sahadeva Ratha

The Nakula Sahadeva Ratha is named after the Pandava twins. This smallish shrine has a barrel roof and is apsidal in shape, or U-shaped. In India, the architectural term is gajaprishta, which...
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Shore Temple - sitting on the Bay of Bengal

The Shore Temple, a World Heritage Site, was built by Pallava King Rajasimha in the 7th century. Made from sandstone with a granite base, it is the earliest important structural temple in Southern...
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Indian Dance Festival Mamallapuram

From late december and january (from 23.12.2013 until 25.1.2014...) for a month every day from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm, a perforemance of 3 to 4 different groups or solo artists each one having 3 to 4...
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" R&D " - " I+D " "Panch Rathas"

" Panch Rathas " " Five Chariots " The Rathas shrines are reminiscent of the wooden processional Charriots , vehicles of Gods and Heroes models , which exist in all the temples of South IndiaBy the...
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Lord Vishnu as Varaha ( Adi braha )

This "mandapa" (Rock Temple) is dedicated to Vishnu in his avatar of Varaha, Wild BoarThere is a porch of pillars carved with figures of lions and inside there are some reliefs of Dradivian style,...
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Kovalam Road, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, 603 104, India
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Mahabalipuram, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, 603 104, India
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No. 104, East Raja Street, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, 603104, India
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ECR Beach Resort Complex, Mamallapuram, 603 104, India
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108, Kovalam Road (East Coast Road), Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, 603104, India
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59 Kovelong Road, Mamallapuram, 603104, India
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