Tiger's Cave, Mahabalipuram
Cave

Tiger's Cave

Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 21,
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in Mahabalipuram
Average Rating
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4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

About Tiger's Cave

67%
voted as clean
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Tiger's Cave is located near Salurankuppam village at a distance of 5 km to the north of Mahabalipuram. The shrine in this rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The carvings in this cave depict the story of an event occurred in life of Goddess Durga.

With a view to host cultural programmes during the Pallava period, this cave was built as an open-air theatre. The Tiger's Cave today is a famous picnic spot and serves as a beautiful destination for nature lovers. Visitors can even travel to the beach, which is in the  proximity of this cave.  
 


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Dhanesh Kumar

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  • Dhanesh Kumar
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 5 photos
  • 50 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  19541 readers

"Good place of attraction"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
People interested in Ancient Indian history and Indian ancient sculptures can visit this place and also visit Mahabalipuram itself. But for others, it is a good place of attraction.
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4068 photos
  • 662 Reviews
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"A place of attraction"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 5, 2015
The Tiger's Cave is a shallow cave framed by a large boulder, with heads of yalis means mythical leonine beasts. It was a stage for outdoor performances, perhaps this may be true. But it is a place of attraction for all tourists.
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Angu  Balaji

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  • Angu Balaji
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  4811 readers

"Plesant garden kind of place, no where releated to tiger"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 6, 2015
Don't expect the tiger in this place, the name only says the tiger cage but no tigers here, it is the place for the pleasant evening to be spent and you can spend lot of time in taking photos with the beautiful caves near by. Best place to visit at least once on the way to Mahabs.
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  • 5 votes

Gan Vema

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  • Gan Vema
  • 5 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  273 helpful votes
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"Peaceful and relaxing place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 14, 2015
A beautiful open air theatre constructed by the pallava kings of yester years. The stage has as canopy sculpted in rocks containing tiger faces all over. Hence the name tiger caves. A very neat and clean place maintained well by ASI. A place to relax peacefully with the sound of waves behind.
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