From Chennai in 2 Days: Mahabalipuram Ancient Sites

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What You'll Do
  • Visit the former capital of the Pallava Kings, admiring their stone temples and caves
  • Examine the ancient paintings of animals and other characters on the stone monolith Arjuna's Penance
  • Explore Mahabalipuram's 7th-century rock caves, before eating lunch and relaxing on the beach
See the stunning ancient monuments of Mahabalipuram on this overnight trip from Chennai. Visit the UNESCO-listed Shore Temple on the Bay of Bengal, admire Arjuna's Penance painted monolith, explore 7th-century rock caves, and see the Five Rathas Shrine.
What to Expect
Enjoy the ancient sites of Mahabalipuram on this overnight visit from Chennai. You'll visit an ancient temple on the beach, discover UNESCO-listed world heritage wonders, and see 7th-century art and architecture. Before returning to Chennai, you'll relax on Mahabalipuram's wide, sandy beach.

Day 1: Chennai – Mahabalipuram (55 km/30 mi/1.5 hr drive)

Meet and greet upon arrival in Chennai. Drive to Mahabalipuram, the former capital of the Pallava Kings. Mahabalipuram is known for its splendid 7th- and 8th-century art and architecture and features UNESCO World Heritage listed sites contain ancient paintings and carvings.

Check-in at the pre-booked hotel and enjoy your overnight stay.

Day 2: Mahabalipuram Tour – Chennai
After breakfast visit the 7th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site at Shore Temple, with its lush gardens on the Bay of Bengal.

See Arjuna's Penance monument, covered in ancient rock paintings, and visit rock caves from the 6th and 7th centuries. Visit the pink stone, 7th-century Five Rathas shrine, the world's largest stone relief and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to rest on the beach.

In the evening, you can explore the town, where you can also see the soap stone workers making designs and sculptures with chisel and hammer.

After the tour, drive back to Chennai and drop at Hotel or Airport.
What's Included
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Taxes and service charges
What's Not Included
  • Any Air and train fare
  • Medical insurance
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in
  • fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Personal Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping etc.
  • Meals, drinks
  • Camera Fee at Monuments.
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
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Pick-up from: Airport/Hotel/Railway Station/Home within Chennai City (Open in Google Maps)

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A Christmas (24 December ) and New Year (31 December) Gala Dinner mandatory surcharge will be applicable

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Product ID: 24776