Descent of the Ganges

Open Time : 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry : free

Address : Descent of the Ganges, West Raja Street, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Why to visit Descent of the Ganges

One of the main attractions at Mahabalipuram is the enormous open-air sculpture known as Descent of the Ganges, which was carved onto two hard rock rocks. Due to the presence of some exquisite sculptures and carvings, this is a wonderful location to spend some time learning about history with your family.

The sensitive and lifelike carvings on this fascinating rock relief are something to examine and keep in your memory forever. King Narsimhavarman of the Pallava dynasty built this memorial, and it showcases his incredible imagination, which the carvers used to create such an outstanding and alluring rock-cut sculpture.

About the Descent of the Ganges—

A well-known Hindu tale about the beginnings and spiritual importance of the revered Ganges river is titled "The Descent of the Ganges." The story of the sage Bhagiratha performing penance to bring the Ganges to earth is shown in this sculpture.

Another kind of relief is Arjuna's Penance, a passage from the Mahabharata that describes how Arjuna, one of the epic's heroes, underwent arduous penance in order to receive Shiva's weapon.

FAQ on Descent of the Ganges

How much does it cost to enter the Descent of the Ganges?

For the Descent of the Ganges, admission is INR 10 for Indians, INR 250 for foreigners, and it's free for anyone under the age of 15.

What places of interest are close to Descent of the Ganges?

Krishna's Butterball, Pancha Rathas, and Ganesh Rathas are some of the neighbouring attractions.

What restaurants are located close to Descent of the Ganges?

Restaurants including Babu's Cafe, Gecko Cafe, and Fish and French Fries are located close by.

What time of year is best for a trip to Descent of the Ganges?

September through May are the best months to visit Descent of the Ganges.

Special Tip

Numerous guides are available nearby that can readily help you learn about the area's history for a fee. You can browse and sip your drink at one of the many vendors selling tender coconuts.

By Inaaya Sharma

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