Varaha Cave Temple, Mahabalipuram

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#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Mahabalipuram
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  • part of the Mahabalipuram complex, is very interesting and you visit it during the guided tour. Deserving
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  • The cave is beautifully carved with various characters and the work is so intricate and clean that one cannot believe that this is nearly 14 centuries old. A must visit.  more »
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  • This place located at Mahabalipuram and is in proximity to the famous Krishna's butter ball and also the Historic Carvings at Descent of the Ganges. The cave temple depicts the Varaha Avatar or the Varaha Incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the depictions are amazing. The carvings are intricately carved and the best part is that the place is well maintained and the insides of the temple are as good as anything. Apart from that when you go inside the temple do look up to notice and accurate circle or chakra drawn during the ancient times that too without the use of any types of equipment. One thing I would like to recommend here is that do not forget to carry lots of water if you are going to visit this around the summer days since being on the open ground it gets really hot here. Apart from that do not forget your sunglasses to save your eyes from the heat and excessive light and also wear sports shoes to easily cover the entire area and climb as and when required. Apart from that the cave temple and the surrounding area is amazing and this can be easily reached by taking a cab as transportation. Highly recommended to visit this place if you are at Mahabalipuram.
  • Must visit place, if you interested in history and Archiology
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