The Five Rathas: There are five "Rathas" or chariots here which are monolithic rock structures. Each rath is differently carved and they are named after the five Pandavas and Draupadi. There is an almost life size monolithic statue of an elephant here. There is a nominal entry fee here.
5 Rathas: Built during the 7th century by the Pallava ruler, the 5 rathas are architectural marvels. The Rathas are excellent examples of Dravidian Architecture and are monoliths ( each Ratha is chiseled out of single rock). The five rathas are named as ‘Dharmaraja Ratha’, ‘Bhima Ratha’, ‘Arjuna Ratha’, ‘Nakula Sahadeva Ratha’, and ‘Draupadi Ratha’ after the five Pandava brothers and their common spouse Draupadi from the great Indian epic ‘Mahabharata’. This place is listed in UNESCO world heritage site.