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Krishna's Butter Ball

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Krishna's Butter Ball in Mahabalipuram

Krishna's Butter Ball is a huge boulder near the Ganesha Ratha. It rests precariously on a narrow rock base. Legend has it that several Pallava Kings attempted to move it, but all the kings and their elephants could not shift the boulder even by an inch.

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Location:
Mahabalipuram
Tamil Nadu, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
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Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
12.6190367°N, 80.1922697°E
Distance from Mahabalipuram to Krishna's Butter Ball
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Read traveller's reviews about Krishna's Butter Ball..

Overall Rating:4.5

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  '4' out of 5
"Krishna's butter ball is one part of a complex of temples at Mahabalipuram. I am not into temples and such things, but Mahabalipuram is one where I would say you must do. The temples are spread over three separate locations. When you first enter the area, there will be guides galore offering their services. Check prices or get a good guide book before you go and plan what you are going to see. I have been three times the second time was with a guide we picked up on the way into the village. He might have known what he was doing, but he just wanted to get us around the sites and get into the next client. The third time was a guide arranged by the Leela palace hotel and he was brilliant. "
  '5' out of 5
"It's very pleasure to watch & get excitement to everyone. It's a amazing resistance to the stone. We should see the this as it's having many years of history. "
  '5' out of 5
"A part of the rock has erored over the past many decades, giving it an egg shape. The rock is stable and doesn't fall. It also has mythological importance. This is an awesome transit point between Chennai and Pondicherry. "
  '4' out of 5
"Not so bouncy ball! Krishna's butterball as it is called is famous for its design and defying the Physics laws. Its worth a visit but be cautious of the sun as the place gets hot fast and its only rocks in the near by area which doesn't help to keep the heat away."
  '5' out of 5
"Huge rock boulder precariously balanced on one end. Awesome sight to see. Also see the temple on both sides of this boulder"

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Content of this page was last updated at Dec 3, 2016