Great little monument to visit and learn about. Ensure that there is a guide with you who can tell you all that there is to know. Without the guide it'll be hard to make sense of what it is and what's the importance of it...More
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Pancha Rathas are Five Rathas dedicated to the five Pandavas and Draupadi (Dharmaraja Ratha, Bheem Ratha, Arjuna Ratha, Nakul and Sahdev Ratha and Draupadi Ratha) by Narsimhavarman. Being constructed monolithically in the 7th century, it is astounding to see that they have stood through everything....More
Panch Rathas at Mahabalipuram have some terrific monolithic carvings in the name of Pandavas and Draupadi. Elegant and grandiose, they are a grand symbols of Old Indian architecture. Built by Pallavas, they have stood the test of time..
You paid Rp250 for foreigner, but its for the whole mahabalipuram complex which consisted of more than 3 main attractions (Pancha Rathas, Sea Shore Temple, and Mahishasuramardini Cave and it's surrounding including the lighthouse), so it's worth it. As the name suggested (Panca - 5),...More
It is one of those historical monuments which never got fully complete. This gives us the chance to imagine how these constructions took place in the olden times. Every time I visit this place, I cannot help but marvel at the variety of the designs...More
Well worth having a guide to talk you around these monuments although they are small so you could probably do it yourself with a book. I can't condone the Rs500 entrance fee for foreigners, we only paid a little more for the Taj Mahal and...More
Pancha Rathas (also known as Pandava Rathas) is also a monument complex...Pancha Rathas is an example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture...the complex is under the auspices of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed by UNESCO...More