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Descent Of The Ganges, Mahabalipuram

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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. Plan your Descent Of The Ganges visit and explore what else you can see and do in Mahabalipuram using our Mahabalipuram holiday planner.
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  • We also visit this site with our guide, fairly few people, very nice bas-relief. I advise.
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  • The whole historic Mahabalipuram is impressive, and the manner in which you have care and located... It is worth. I do not recommend guide know nothing
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  • It is a huge sculpture. I think I know the Hindu myths, and more fun. Without knowing, of course, enjoy 10 minutes.
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