Krishna's Butter Ball, Mahabalipuram

Marvel at the mystery of Krishna's Butter Ball, a giant ball-shaped rock balancing on a rugged slope and defying the laws of physics. A popular tourist attraction, the rock measures 5 m (16 ft) in diameter. Expect to see many tourists using the boulder as an interesting prop or backdrop for some comic photos. Put Krishna's Butter Ball on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mahabalipuram road trip site .
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  • This is place is really a marvel as a huge piece of stone in the shape of a ball is standing on a sloping edge at one point of contact with the hill. The visual illusion makes it looks like with a sin...  more »
  • This is stone almost round like ball on the slope of mountain. Very surprising they way it is balanced and not roll down. A perfect example of centre of weight of science but still food for thought th...  more »
  • This is a huge rock resting on a slab of rock. It is worth seeing. It is located close to Arjuna's penance and is inside a park.  more »
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  • A natural wonder and a very beautiful place with very historic things preserved.. a place of worship n caves near by.. and also a historic light house signifying the presence of beautiful sea shore nearby.. the view from the top is mesmerizing and sliding near the butterball is fun for kids.. climbing and exploring the caves can bring out a little adventure too.. a little but fun :)
  • Nice place with lots of history. About 20 odd monuments here to walk n see. Get ready to walk a bit. Carry a bottle of water.
  • Use to be a nice place to visit in my child hood. Now has become money making spot. Too crowded. Still can have some fun with kids
  • Marvelous piece of rock...and I never thought I would say that sentence in my life..still its amazing how the rock is balancing on such a steep slope..that too on just a small point..don't miss this one
  • Great ancestors... They had the idea or knowledge to balance this rock on a slanted surface... Perfect civil engineering I guess

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Given the importance of its major attractions, Mahabalipuram offers a good number of accommodations across its main urban area. Thanks to the popularity of its coast, it has a large number of accommodations by the beach, too. Choose between the backpacker-friendly area around Othavadai Street, where budget hostels and boutiques provide the main options, and the massive resorts along the beach. Alternatively, Chennai lies just two hours away by bus, so many travelers choose to stay in the large city to the north and simply take day trips Mahabalipuram.
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