Tiger cave the rock-cut temple was built by Narsimha Varman-I around 7th or 8th century. This shrine is dedicated to Lord Durga, who is seated on tiger. It was named so, as the crown of 11 tigeresque heads were carved around the entrance. One of the most attractive features of the caves is a carving of Goddess Durga on top of these tigers.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Recommended – October to March (pleasant weather).
Not recommended – June and September (high temperature and heavy rainfall)
HOW TO REACH: 5 km from Mahabalipuram Bus Station
WHEN TO VISIT: 9AM TO 6PM
FARE: No entry fee.
Parking will cost INR 10.