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Marvel at exquisitely carved elephants of Descent Of The Ganges, a monumental open-air World Heritage Site rock relief carved on two monolithic boulders. Measuring 29 by 13 m (96 by 43 ft), the carving depicts a descent of sacred River Ganges from heavens to earth led by King Bhagiratha and followed by a host of gods, half-humans, mythical creatures and animals. Indian rock cut sculpture at its best, this 7th century monument served as a shining example for many subsequent styles. Get a guide to hear all the details about this fabulous figural composition, unparalleled in Indian art. Use our Mahabalipuram online trip maker to visit Descent Of The Ganges on your trip to Mahabalipuram, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Das Relief erzählt eine ganze Geschichte, viele verschiedene Figuren, teilweise sehr kurios. Die Gesamtwirkung ist wirklich beeindruckend more »The relief tells a whole story, many different characters, sometimes very curious. The overall effect is really impressive
Must visit Very well kept Parking available Take a guide to know d antiquity Take cap Very hot C d complete place with same guide more »
Historical place. A must visit to know our history and culture. Carved in one stone. Parking is available. Very close to bus stand.
Beautiful sculptures Must see Tourist attraction with family. 50 metres away from Bus stand Best time to visit is 6 am to 8 am during the time, the crowd will be less and it is easy to capture them in your camera. Parking space available Open area and carry umbrella if you are travelling during summer/rainy season.
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