Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) Tours

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Reminiscent of the Mayan ruins in Central America, a complex of stone temples are all that remain of the eighth century Pallava dynasty along the coast two hours south of Chennai. Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram’s (Mamallapuram) most iconic landmark, consists of two intricately carved towers standing watch over the Bay of Bengal. With shrines dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu, the temple is considered one of the oldest in India. The nearby Panch Pandava Rathas, five stone shrines each carved from a single piece of rock, clearly display the astounding talent of the ancient stonemasons who built them.

Besides the monolithic stone shrines and temples, the town of Mahabalipuram gives travelers a sun-and-sand escape from the clamor of nearby Chennai. Get an early start to tour the stone monuments in the morning before the heat and domestic tourists descend; and spend your afternoon lazing on the wide, sandy beach and snacking on freshly prepared seafood at a beachside restaurant.
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Day Trip to Mahabalipuram on Royal Enfield Motorcycle or By Private Car

Visit Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a full-day, private tour from Chennai that includes door-to-door transport, breakfast, lunch, and all entrance fees. Travel by private car or on a classic Royal Enfield motorcycle, then spend the day exploring temples and a seashell museum in a scenic town, with a personal guide who will tailor the day to your interests.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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$90.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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$90.00 USD

Chennai Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram Temples and Caves Private Day Trip

Admire the ancient Hindu shrines of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram on a private day trip from Chennai. Journey to Mahabalipuram, famous for its 7th- and 8th-century stone temples, and explore its highlights, including the Mahishasurmardini Caves, seaside Shore Temple, and Pancha Rathas, as you discover their history. After lunch (own expense), visit Kanchipuram, one of India’s main pilgrimage centers, to see its Kailasanatha and Ekambareshvara temples, and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off, and entrance fees included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$49.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Day Tour of Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is an ancient port town known for its 6th-century rock-cut temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore exquisite stone statues on this exclusive city tour, which gives an in-depth overview of sites like the famous Five Rathas, a set of Dravidian rock temples, and the Sea Shore Temple, an 8th-century granite shrine facing the Bay of Bengal. Round out the day with visits to DakshinaChitra, a “living museum” dedicated to showcasing South Indian culture, and the Madras Crocodile Bank.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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$11.29 USD
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  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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Private Cultural Tour: Day Trip to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra from Chennai

Enjoy a private cultural tour from Channai to Mahabalipuram and Dakshinachitra that showcases traditional South Indian culture, architecture and religion. Join your expert guide in comfortable air-conditioned transport as you make your way to a Dravidian (South Indian) village. See local artisans at work and gain insight into customs and traditions before wandering the halls of its small but impressive museum. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before making a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Mahabalipuram. Experience the splendor of impressive rock-cut sculptures and decorated temples that offer up striking examples of Dravidian architecture. Transport to and from hotel is also included in this daylong tour with expert local guide from Chennai.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$73.75 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Private Kanchipuram and Mahablipuram Tour from Chennai

Discover the spiritual center of Kanchipuram and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mahablipuram on this private full-day tour from Chennai. Visit the holy temples of Kanchipuram, including Varadharaja Perumal and Kumarakottam; tour a traditional silk-weaving workshop; then explore the many temples, rathas, and mandapas of Mahablipuram.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$56.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Full-Day Mahabalipuram History Tour from Chennai

Visit the complex of stone temples that remain from the Pallava dynasty on this 8-hour tour of Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) from Chennai, including round-trip transport. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shore Temple, along with Arjuna’s Penance and Panch Pandava Rathas. Explore the famous rock carvings and architecture before spending some free time at a nearby beach.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$70.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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7-Night Tour: Cultural Heritages of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu can be a good beginning for those who love soaking in some culture and learning about the past heritage, It has a great tradition of heritage and culture that developed over 2,000 years ago and still continues to flourish. This great cultural heritage evolved through the rule of dynasties that ruled the state during various phases of history in South India. Destinations: Chennai – Mamallapuram – Pondicherry – Chidambaram -Tanjore - Trichy – Madurai - Chennai
  • Duration: 8 days
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$744.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 days
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Private Tour: 5-Night South India Tour of UNESCO Heritage Temples

Get unparalleled access to the spectacular, UNESCO-listed temples of South India on this in-depth, multi-day tour. Traveling comfortably in a climate-controlled vehicle with your own private guide, you’ll make stops at standout spiritual sights, from the location believed to be the birthplace of Lord Shiva to 11th-century pilgrimage spots built by Chola kings. The tour includes tasty local meals and hotel accommodation, plus added perks, like the chance to observe special temple ceremonies.
  • Duration: 6 days
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$455.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 days
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