Mamallapuram Hill

Just south of Krishna’s Butterball, Mamallapuram Hill rises up containing many hideaway rock carvings and and ancient temples. In certain areas, you will turn a corner and come upon a view that has an almost Biblical feel to it. A person can wander around the hill for an hour or two without exhausting all the possibilities. The pinnacle of the hill has fine ocean views to the east.

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The Raya Gopura, dating from the 16th century, is probably an unfinished temple entrance tower (gopuram).MH2

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No one seems to know the meaning of these type of geometrical carvings.MH4

Stairs hand-carved out of huge boulders are found throughout the hill.MH5

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