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Krishna Mandapam

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Address: Mahabalipuram, India
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Good construction... but only Tourist guide can explain

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pancha Pandava rathas, arjuna's penance, butterball and this one are a group of monuments situated next to each other. This one is also good. But at this point i felt like i should've readed about this place's history a bit.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Duraisamy
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every carvings in Mahabalipuram is worth a visit and every thing had it own back story. So it is......

Thank vignesh d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Mahabalipuram is one amazing structure after another; this is no exception and is yet another must see! This temple, accessed from the main road, is filled with yet more beautifully intricate carvings that are well worth seeing.

Thank BigWoo
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a small manadapa like monolithic structure, situated near the Arjuna's penance. This manadapa houses tales associated with Lord Krishna such as his playful childhood pastimes. Very well maintained and beautiful carvings.

Thank Kunal M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

During our full day sightseeing trip to Mahabalipuram from Chennai, we had visited this amazing site located right beside Pancha Pandav Mandap and Arjuna Penance in the complex maintained by Archeological Survey. This is one of the biggest and best Mandap since the sculptures were detailed and lively. We saw beautiful rock cut sculptures of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhan hill.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The carving are so clear, it is almost unbelievable. You can take amazing selfies. I only hope they preserve this place better.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

From Outside, it seems to be a normal cave. But there is beautiful carving inside. It is near Arjuna's Penance. From left side of this cave, you can climb up to reach Raya Gopura.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We visited last week at this place. The place was very nice and you can see the art by artisans. But Some people they used pens and paints they wrote their names and Draw Heart Symbol. The damaging the place slowly. Govt should take action for that.

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This mandapam is adjacent to the Arjuna's penance and the structure is equally covered in carvings. Close observation will reveal the intricate details in the carvings.

Thank ganeshpkumar

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