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Pancha Rathas

Kancheepuram District, Mahabalipuram, India
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kancheepuram District, Mahabalipuram, India
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank RChandar
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Nilay170
Reviewed 1 week ago

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..

Thank Rajarshi D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monuments are historical, the complex where they lie is clean and well maintained. Overall we liked the place.

Thank neha3112neha
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Chrobb99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank tvsinha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stone carvings of those old and centuries ago make you wonder what time it was n how could they do all these... I enjoyed imagining the olden days n how the kings n queens would have been moving around.. There is a good history...More

Thank RRajawat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

500 rps for the rathas and shore temple is really too much, but the rathas are way more interesting. Take a guide, it costs around 200 rp and it's worth it.

Thank Jakub L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank kwinchco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Kunal_Bhowmick
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