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Tiger Caves

Historical

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Mahabalipuram): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: On Chennai - Mahabalipuram Road

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: This place can be visited while going to Covelong beach (9 kms ahead)

At a distance of 5 Kms from Mahabalipuram (on Chennai - Mahabalipuram Road), Tiger Caves are situated in a coastal village on the Kovalam Road.

This is a magnificent mandapa which contains a shrine dedicated to goddess Durga which has big beautiful figures in front. The deposition here is on the battle of Goddess Durga and Mahishasura. There are number of charges in this Mandapam from that of the Mahishasura Mardini Mandapam. The figure of somaskanda is found in Athiranachanda Mandapa to the south of Tiger care.