The word Pancha means five, hence the place presents five Rathas built with rocks. It denotes the evolution or rise of the Dravidian architects. The temple also resembles the historical monarchs and shrines of Buddhists, while the Rathas are associated with Mahabharat. Describing the rath, the first one is Drupati's, which stands in on the right side by the entrance. Arjuna’s rath is situated just beside Draupadi’s whereas, stands Nakula Sahadev Rath and Bhima is located at the front. Dharamraj Yudhistar’s Rath is the largest. This place seems to be one of the best tourist places in Mahabalipuram.
Location: Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu
Entry-Fee: INR 10 for the India-based tourists and INR 250 for the foreigners.
Timing: 6 am to 6 pm every day.
Best time to visit: The perfect time to visit this place is during the winter months, i.e., from September to March.