Visit Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a private tour from Chennai that includes door-to-door transport, lunch, and all entrance fees. Travel by private car and 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.
I have a great time on my day trip to Mahabalipuram! It was wonderful not to have to worry about anything - tolls, breakfast, lunch, arranging a cab, getting a tour guide...My shoe broke during the tour and they provided a temporary fix then took me to a shop where I could buy another pair of shoes. Vijay picked me up with a driver, then in Mahabalipuram we were joined by a local tour guide. I am glad to see them working towards sustainable tourism - I enjoyed the local tour guide, but was happy to also have Vijay around who answered questions and interpreted when I didn't quite understand. We went to a stone carving shop that was owned by a relative of the local tour guide where I picked up a couple of souvenirs. We stopped for lunch at a gorgeous restaurant with an ocean view. We also made a special stop to DakshinaChitra and toured representations of the southern states of India. Vijay took pictures during the tour and shared them with me and answered many questions about India. I definitely got more out visiting Mahabalipuram this way then I would have had I wondered around there on my own. Now to find those sunken monuments!