Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram

DURATION : Same Day

DESTINATIONS : Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chennai

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Kanchipuram Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kailasanatha Temple and Varadaraja Perumal Temple.
Mahabalipuram Shore Temple, Arjunas Penance and Crocodile Bank.

Short Description

Kanchipuram is famous in South India as Varanasi is in North India. Kanchipuram is also known as the city of thousand temples. Some of the magnificent temples in Kanchipuram of unique architectural beauty bears testimony to its glorious Dravidian heritage. Famous worldwide for “Kanjeevaram” silk sarees, one of the finest silk sarees in the country, Kanchipuram is also known as the religious capital of South India. Kanchipuram is one of the seven most sacred pilgrimage cities of the Hindus. Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallavas dynasty.

Mahabalipuram also known as Mamallapuram is a coastal town. Mamallapuram dates back to the Tamil Pallava dynasty in the 7th-9th century. The structures here, mostly carved straight out of granite, are among the oldest existing examples of Dravidian (South Indian) architecture. Main attraction of the town is Shore Temple that listed amongst the UNESCO heritage project. There are many more attractions to be visited during a day trip to Mahabalipuram.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chennai (200 Km - 8 Hrs)

Chennai - Kanchipuram (Approx. 72 kms / 2 hour drive), Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram (Approx. 68 kms / 1.5 hour drive) AND Mahabalipuram - Chennai (Approx. 56 kms / 1.5 hour drive)

06:00 Hrs: Pick up from hotel in Chennai (Booked on own), Later drive to Kanchipuram (Aproox. 72 kms / 2 hour drive)

Kanchipuram is India`s one of the holiest city and also known as city of thousand temples. We will visit Ekambareswarar temple is the largest temple in the town of Kanchipuram, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kamakshi Amman Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi. Goddess is found in Padmasana posture performing penance. Kailasanatha temple is the most ancient one. Temple was built in early of 8th century C.E by the eminent Pallava King Rajasimha.Varadaraja Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Kanchipuram. It is listed amongst the Divya Desam, the 108 temples of Vishnu. 

After the visit, we drive to Mahabalipuram (Approx. 68 kms / 1.5 hour drive). On arrival we will visit the temple in Mahabalipuram.

Mahabalipuram also known as Mamallapuram is a coastal town and also frequented by many day trippers from Chennai and Kanchipuram due to its close proximity. 

Main attraction of the town is Shore Temple that listed amongst the UNESCO heritage project. There are many more attractions to be visited during a day trip to Mahabalipuram.

After the visit of Mahabalipuram, we drive back to Chennai (Approx. 56 kms / 1.5 hour drive)

On arrival, tranfer to your hotel in Chennai.

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Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • All transfer & sightseeing by air-conditioned vehicle with driver.
  • Local English speaking guide as per the program.
  • All monument entrances as per the visits stated in the program.
  • One bottle of mineral water per per per day.
  • All Fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances of the Car
  • All applicable taxes.

The Price Excludes:

  • Any accomodation.
  • Any meal
  • No airport pick / departure
  • Domestic flights & Airport Departure Tax from India (this is generally included in your ticket)
  • Visa fees for India: compulsory; to be obtained from the Indian Consulate of your country of residence; passport valid 6 months after return date)
  • Facility of E-visa available upon arrival (please check Govt of India website : https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html)
  • Any meals except mentioned in the column prices includes.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography and video fees, etc.

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