Pancha Rathas – Mahabalipuram / Mamallapuram – The Official UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India- Visit, Travel Guide
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8.9 – Great / Excellent
One of most popular magnificent monument of Mamallapuram is Pancha Pandava Rathas. It is under the auspices of the Archaeological Survey of India and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed by UNESCO as Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. The construction of the five rathas is tracing of the 7th century during the reign of King Mahendravarman I and his son Narasimhavarman I of the Pallava dynasty.
The five rathas are ‘Dharmaraja Ratha’, ‘Bhima Ratha’, ‘Arjuna Ratha’, ‘Nakula – Sahadeva Ratha’, and ‘Draupadi Ratha’ after the five Pandava brothers and Draupadi from the great Indian epic ‘Mahabharata’
Travel Tips for Pancha Rathas Mahabalipuram / Mamallapuram:
Address: Mahabalipuram, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
Creator: Narasimhavarman I of the Pallava dynasty.
Visiting Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Entry Fee: Indians: INR 10, Foreigners: INR 340, Children (below 15 years): Free
The entry ticket for the Pancha Rathas is the same ticket, which was issued at Shore Temple. The authorities just give a stamp on in during the entry.
How To Reach Pancha Rathas Mahabalipuram / Mamallapuram :
This place is easily Reachable at a distance of 5 Kms from Mahabalipuram.
Through Roadways: Mahabalipuram Town is well connected to the cities in and around the region including Chennai via both private tourist buses (that operate from Chennai Central) as well as Tamil Nadu Public Transport bus services. Mahabalipuram is connected by a number of interconnecting roadways to Chennai, Chengalpattu, Pondicherry and Kanchipuram. You can take a bus to Mahabalipuram from Kanchipuram, Pondicherry and other nearby tourist areas. Once you reach Mahabalipuram you can easily walk or cycle your way through the small town.
Through Railways: Chengalpattu Junction railway station ( Station Code CGL) is of 22 kms is the nearest railway station. It connects Chennai and various parts of Tamil Nadu by express and mail trains. On arrival at the station, one can hire a cab to travel a distance of around 29 km to reach Mamallapuram.However, Chennai railhead (60 kms) is the nearest major station having trains to Mahabalipuram from major cities of India like Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Through Airways: Chennai International Airport (Code MAA). Chennai Airport (52 kms) is the nearest airport to Mahabalipuram, which is well connected to all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata.
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