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Duration:  3 Days / 2 Nights

Cities Covered: Mahabalipuram - Chennai

Package Overview

This is just a three days tour which takes you right through the cave temples as well as mandapams which have been cut out of rocks located in city of Mahabalipuram. These rock temples depict scenes from Hindu epics, legends and mythology Mahabalipuram is actually a UNESCO World Heritage site which is primarily known as city of” Seven Pagodas”. Now you can just see the Shore Temples. These twin Shore Temples are actually the oldest in South India. Then there is Arjuna’s Penance which is biggest Bas Relief in the whole world. This tour is meant for those who want to explore the city of Mahabalipuram to the fullest.

Itinerary Details

Arrive in Chennai & drive to Mamallapuram also known as Mahabalipuram or Mamallapattana. This is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a historic town and seaport. It was also known by the ancient mariners as the city of "Seven Pagodas". Out of the Seven Pagodas, only the Shore Temple survives till date. Mahabalipuram was a bustling seaport and the traders went to countries of South East Asia from here. It was an important port for the Pallavas and most of the monuments portray events from the Mahabharata and date back from the 7th to the 9th century. In an ancient text, this place was noted as Sea Mountain where ships rode at anchor bent to the point of breaking laden with goods.Overnight is in Mahabalipuram.



Your tour of Mahabalipuram takes you through the cave temples and mandapams cut in the rocks showing depiction of incidents from Hindu legends, epics and mythology. The temples were built during the rule of Narasimhavarman and Rajasimhavarman. The city was mostly developed by Narasimhavarman. The bas relief Arjuna's Penance with life size images carved on the rock wall is the largest Bas-relief in the world. The five chariots are carved out of a single rock. The twin structure of the Shore Temple is one of the oldest in South India and is worth visiting. The Shore Temple built from dressed stone has bas reliefs, one 100 ft long and 45 ft. high, carved out of granite. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight is in Mahabalipuram.



Drive to Chennai visiting Kanchipuram enroute. Kanchipuram was the ancient capital of the Pallavas and was the town of a 1000 temples. Kanchipuram sight-seeing takes you through some of the known temples such as Siva temple from the 7th century, Ekambareswara temple, Sri Kailasanathar Temple from the 8th century, the Sri Vardaraja Perumal Temple, the Sri Kamakshiamman Temple, etc. Kanchipuram is a paradise for the shoppers as it offers the world famous Kanchipuram silk and saris. END OF THE TOUR.



Inclusions
  • Accommodation with Initial Room Category of every hotel on the double sharing
  • Everyday complimentary breakfast with hotel stay
  • Guide with good communication skills in English during sightseeing will be provided.
  • Pick and drop from the airport & sightseeing according to the itinerary by Air – Conditioned Indigo/ Swift Dzire for 02 Guests and Toyota Innova/ Maruti Ertiga for 04-06 Guests/ All these vehicles have ALL INDIA TOURIST PERMIT.
  • All presently relevant taxes.
Exclusions
  • All the meals unless mentioned above.
  • All the Air fares.
  • The fees charged for entering the monuments.
  • Individual expenses like telephone, doctor on call, laundry bills etc.
  • All the travel insurance and Airport taxes etc.
  • Services which are not specified above.

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