Day Trip to Mahabalipuram

PICK UP POINT – Pick up from your Chennai hotel / Airport
DESTINATION : Mahabalipuram
ITNERARY :Chennai > Mahabalipuram > Chennai
DURATION : 9 hours (approx.)
DROP OFF DETAIL : Returns to original departure point at approximately 6 pm

Tour Overview

08:30 Hrs

Pick up from your ChennaiHotel/Airport

And drive to Kanchipuram.
10:30 Hrs.

Arrive Kanchipuram and enjoy sightseeing.

Kanchipuram is one of the beautiful places which are nearly 75 kms form Chennai. It is the place which would have one day tour and so the Kanchipuram Tour Packages would give you the option to walk around the city. It is the place which has best temples of the city build by ancient people. Some of the best place of the city which is very attractive is Sakkishwar temple.
10:45 Hrs.


Ekambareswarar Temple: Ekambareswarar temple is the largest temple in the town of Kanchipuram, dedicated to Lord Shiva and has the tallest GOPURAM (a gateway tower) which is 59 meter tall. Pilgrims flock here every day in large numbers get blessing of Lord Shiva. It is amongst the five Shiva temples or Pancha Bootha Sthalams. The holy mango tree is located within the temple under which Goddess Parvati worshipped Lord Shiva in the form of Prithivi Lingam.Kamakshi Amman Temple: Kamakshi Amman Temple is an ancient Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi. Goddess is found in Padmasana posture performing penance. Goddess is worshipped here in the form of Chakra places in front of idol, installed by the Adi Sankaracharya. Adi Sankaracharya is also worshipped here. It is considered one of the holiest abodes of Goddess Parvati along with Meenakshi at Madurai and Vishalakshi at Varanasi.Kailasanatha Temple: Kanchipuram is a city of temples, but the Kailasanatha temple is the most ancient one. Temple was built in early of 8th century C.E by the eminent Pallava King Rajasimha. Temple is built in typical Pallava style and famous for its architecture. Its exquisite carvings and fresco paintings adorn the wall of the temple.Varadaraja Perumal temple: 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. Presiding deity is Varadaraja Swamy. A huge temple structure built by Kings of Vijayanagar situated on the top of Hastigiri Hill. The hundred Pillar hall of this temple is noted for its exquisite sculpture.
12:30 Hrs.

Later on continue drive to Mahabalipuram.

13:30 Hrs

Optional Lunch

Arrive Mahabalipuram and you have an option to go to any good restaurant to have lunch.
14: 30 Hrs

After Lunch enjoy sightseeing of 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. 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.
14:45 Hrs


Shore Temple: As its name suggests, the Shore temple overlooks the Bay of Bengal. Shore temple is an oldest structural monument built in (c. 700 -728 AD) during the reign of the Pallava King Rajasimha. Shore temple is a building not a carved from rock, built with blocks of granite. Most of the current structure is a re-construction after it was struck by a cyclone. A shiva lingam is also enshrined in the central building. It is listed amongst UNESCO world heritage sites since 1984. Over the period of times, carvings of the temple have been eroded by the cyclone or sea wind due to its location, so near the seaArjunas Penance: Arjuna's Penance, also known as the Descent of the Ganges. A giant bas-relief filled with detailed carvings, including a family of elephants and monkeys. This bas relief, is an extensive panel (27 meters long & 9 meters high of relief sculptures, with life size images. There are two beliefs as to the theme of the sculptures. Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers is said to have done penance asking for a powerful weapon with which to destroy his enemies. The huge gathering of celestials and humans witness the great scene.According to the second belief, it is Bhagiratha's penance to get river Ganges down to the earth. His prayers are answered and Lord Shiva sends the Ganges down to the earth, controlling its rapid flow by allowing it to trickle from his matted locks. The natural cleft in the rock face depicts the flow of Ganga, watched over by celestials and humans. There are several images of animals too.
17.45 Hrs

Drive back to Chennai.

18:30 Hrs.

Arrive Chennai. and drop-off at your hotel

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