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Tiger Cave - Mahabalipuram India

Tiger Cave is a famous tourist spot in Mahabalipuram. It is not a cave for the majestic feline creature but a large rock-carved ancient Hindu temple. It dates back to the period of Pallavas and got its name due to the carvings of the tiger heads. Tiger Cave is a monument of national interest and is protected and managed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). It is visited by the tourists, including foreign nationals, on a huge scale.


It Is Known For:-
1) Tiger Cave is famous for its carvings. The carvings tell the skillful craftsmanship that existed during the reign of Pallava clan
2) This monument is located away from the city in serene and calm surroundings. Such location makes it a perfect spot for spending a day close to nature and enjoying picnic/outing with the loved ones
3) The monument complex house a Hindu shrine that goes by the name Subrahmanya Temple. It enshrines Lord Shiva who was worshiped in the form of a Shiva Linga in the bygone era. No rituals are conducted at present
4) The exterior walls of Subrahmanya Temple holds the beautiful carvings of Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva


Best Time To Visit:-
Tiger Cave is one of the must-see attractions in Mahabalipuram. It is visited by the people on a large scale throughout the year, depending on their convenience. However, the best time to visit this site is between October-February.

No fee is charged for the entry and cameras.


Reaching There:-
Tiger Cave monument is well-connected via roads. An individual can reach Tiger Cave either by hiring the local taxi or an auto.


Nearest Railway Station- Chengalpattu Central
Nearest Airport- Chennai International Airport

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