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. Arrange your visit to Krishna's Butter Ball and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mahabalipuram using our Mahabalipuram trip builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The history behind this rock is interesting and then actually seeing it balanced on a slope is fascinating indeed. It is surprising that no one has yet been able to figure out the reason behind this b...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    It's wonderful to see how the butterball balances itself. And however much effort you put, it's not going to bulge :) the area around is good for picnic  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    It's literally hanging or stable on a point, it seems it will roll.. The rock looks huge n people love to photograph as if they are holding in there palm.  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    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 :)
  • July 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    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
  • July 16, 2017
    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
  • June 28, 2017
    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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