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Descent Of The Ganges, Mahabalipuram

Categories: Monuments, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Not to be missed is this monument, this next ball of butter and next to several times of the century 6 or 7 by it that is a must see where you are going to enjoy
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  • In my oinion its treat for eyes in case you are an art lover. Statues nicely carved on rock wall, full of details. Beauty must visit & enjoy. 
  • Check out the details! Because this is the largest bas-relief known worldwide, 27 meters long and 9 meters high, the descent of the Ganges, dated to the 7th century and class heritage SITE under your eyes.
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