About Varaha Cave Temple
Varaha Cave Temple is a rock-cut Hindu temple that is carved beautifully revealing the ancient South Indian architecture. It is one of the must-visit places to visit in Mahabalipuram, situated behind the Arjuna’s Penance. It is made on a giant piece of granite and has some of the finest pieces of sculptures.
At the entrance of the temple, a primitive veranda can be seen with two independent pillars and two pillars attached to the side walls. All fours pillars are designed to reflect greeting for entrance and horned lions. The carvings are extremely prominent even on today and this place is still so beautiful and underrated at the same time. Varaha Cave Temple seems to be one of the hidden gems of Mahabalipuram.
Location: Mada Koil St, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104.
Entry-Fee: INR 10 for Indian nationals and INR 250 for foreign visitors.
Timing: Thursdays to Tuesday- 9 am to 6 pm and Closed on Wednesday
Best time to visit: The most ideal months to visit are from September to May.