This is one of the decent active light house in India. The view from the top is excellent. The staircase is quite narrow and becomes packed when there is lot of crowd.
Great place to see Indian ancient Art & History. Climbing to this place is difficult, not suggested for everyone. But those who can must climb and experience it.
This cave contains the carving of Durga as Mahishasuramardini. The whole legend is beautifully carved and conveyed. All caves and temples in Mahabalipuram are clean and extremely well maintained
The Mahishasuramardini cave is a two-storied cave structure. The ground floor has a triple cubicle with four pillars and two pilasters. The Cave has two large panels one representing Seshasayi (relaxing on the five-head snake adisesha) or the reclining Vishnu and other Mahishamardhini on either sides of the wall. The art portrayal of Somaskanda on the wall behind and the... More
Can combine exercise and a history lesson.My son enjoyed the climb up the steps to this cave where there are a lot of sculptures of shiva,parvati and baby muruga.There were a lot of old boulders nearby and an adjacent lighthouse to explore.
mahisuramardini cave where we saw beautiful sculptures of Shiva , paravti and Muruga . There are several unfinished temples nearby which give a very good feeling, very near to this place , the both old and new light houses are present, which absorb more crowd .
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