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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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  • It is a series of carvings in the rocks, it is so detailed and amazing to explore one by one, needed to pre-knowledge to understand it better. 
  • If you can ignore the perils of being run over then do take a few minutes, or longer, to take in the fine detail of this incredible stone sculpture which is usually known as Arjunas penance. The troub...  more »
  • Nice place for family and kids to visit around must walk a lot.there's lot other places also to sea beach is good.