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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  • Krishna loves stealing butter from houses, and when he does, he models it in a spherical form. For this reason, this huge boulder, of spherical shape, is called so. He keeps himself in balance, albeit on a slope, and apparently not even the elephants at the time of the British were able to move him.
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  • This stone is perched on a slight slope and without any support and has been lying like this for over 1000 years! What an amazing amaze! Wonder how it stands in its position without any support and th...  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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