Chennai to Mahabalipuram Tour Package Itinerary
Morning pick-up from advised location/Airport in Chennai & drive to Mahabalipuram. On arrival check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up time for relaxation. After lunch we will go on city sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram which will include: Shore Temple: The oldest structure in the area, build c. 700 AD, this temple has been here for more than 1400 years. The area around the temple is now a landscaped park, with guards keeping the hordes of souvenir hawkers at bay. A Shiva lingam is enshrined in the central building and the site can get very crowded on weekends. Five Rathas (Pancha Pandava Rathas): This site contains five Rathas, literally chariots, dating from the 7th century
Morning at leisure. After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram which will include: Thirukadalmallai: This temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was also built by Pallava King in order to safeguard the sculptures from the ocean. It is told that after building this temple, the remaining architecture was preserved and was not corroded by sea. Sculpture Museum: East Raja Street has hundreds of sculptures in stone, wood etc. The following structures like Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna’s Butterball, Mahishamardini Cave. Varaha Cave having four impressive carvings of Vishnu, Gajalakshmi, Trivikrama and Durga are all carved straight out of rock in the central hillside area, so you can travel between them on foot.
Morning at leisure. After breakfast free time for relaxation. Afternoon drive back to Chennai. On arrival in Chennai transfer to advised location or Airport. End of the services”