Krishna's Butter Ball, Mahabalipuram

#6 of 40 in Things to do in Mahabalipuram
Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • There are a few local attractions in the same vicinity (walkable distance)- Krishna's Butterball; Arjuna's Penance and the Varaha temples. Due to this, it is worth visiting the place and spending...  more »
  • I really like the place, a traditional beautiful tourist destiny. The way to mahabalipuram through ECR is a wonderful experience  more »
  • One of the nicer places to visit around the area. We like how it is free and you are able to explore and walk around the site. There are a number of temples with various carvings of gods, animals and human figures. The carved elephants are amazing. Krishna’s butterball (the big rock) is a great spot for a photo and there are plenty of stonemasons ready to sell you their goods. Be polite and they will show you around and share some of the place’s history.
  • It's a wonderful site to visit and there are lots of sight seeing to be done. The huge stone structure actually feels different than the other rocks there. There are actually 13 nearby spots to cover nearby and it would actually be nice if you carry umbrella or visit in the evening hours. It's really hot and humid but worth visiting.
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