Draupadi Ratha, Mahabalipuram: How To Reach, Best Time & Tips

About Draupadi Ratha

The Draupadi Ratha is located in the complex of Pancha Ratha at Mahabalipuram. If you are a history buff then you might feel thrilled to know that this is a great example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. Draupadi Ratha is built in the form of a traditional South Indian hut.

This chariot has carvings of Goddess Durga sitting on a lotus while a lion stands outside of it as a guard. The entire complex was designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site since the year 1984. The complete chariot is carved out of a long stone of granite. Though this chariot is named after the common spouse of the Pancha Pandavas, Draupadi of Mahabharata, this unfinished structure is dedicated to Goddess Durga.

Location: Mahabalipuram- 603104, Tamil Nadu

Entry-Fee: 
- For Indians- Rs. 10/- per person
- For Foreigners- Rs. 250/- per person

Timing: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit this place is from the months of October to March.
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