Five Rathas located at Mahabalipuram has five temples that resembles chariots. This place is also called as Pancha Pandava Rathas. Four of the Rathas are named after the four of the five Panacha Pandava's of Mahabarata while the fifth one is named after their spouse Draupadi. This place is classified under UNESCO world heritage site and is famous for its sculpture and Dravidian's architecture.
This is one of the big place in Mahabalipuram where the monuments are spread across a wide area. The caves are, 1.Mahishasuramardhini Cave 2.Varaha Caves 3.Krishna Manadapam 4.Arjuna's Penance 5.Watch Tower and Light House
Tiger Cave is a rock cut temple complex in the shape of Tiger head built by Pallava kings in 8th century AD. This monument is located at ECR road just before Mahabalipuram in a hamlet called Saluvankuppam. There is another rock cut temple complex situated in the same campus for Lord Shiva and a Nandi statue. Apart from this monuments, a Sangam era Lord Murugan temple was unearthed by Archaeologists recently is situated very near this monuments. You need to take a gate found on the northern side of the Tiger cave campus and walk a bit to reach this new temple. Do not this miss to see this monument if you are in Chennai or if you are planning a trip to ECR or Mahabalipuram.