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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  • Again one of those inexplicable marvels, due to which one would really like to believe the folklore !  more »
  • As the pictures show this appears to be an erratic which has for some reason been left high and dry on a slope. History tells us that is has been here a very long time so it would appear that it will ...  more »
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  • This place is an heritage site... tourists all over the world travel down here.. beautiful stone sculptures are nice to view... summers are really hot... couldn't find any good restaurants around...but one can definitely enjoy half day sightseeing around this place...a must visit for those who like to explore historical sites... incredible India!
  • I loved this place. Actually the Krishna's butter ball is nothing but a 250 tones stone ball which is stick to its place on a hill slope since ages. It seems as if it would fall with slight effort. Many efforts were made to move it from here but none could move it even an inch. There are few other old temples near this point.
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