Full Day Tour to Kanchipuram and UNESCO's Mahabalipuram with Private Transfer

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Chennai, Chennai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Visit Kanchipuram City, a place of religious importance with several Hindu temples depicting the Hindu culture and tradition. Following explore the City of Mahabalipuram, known for its outstanding historic buildings and an incredible architectural rock carved sanctuaries. Visit the grand temples and shrines that adorn the city. This tour will take you to various stone-cut temples.

• Temples of Kanchipuram - Kailasantha, Ekambareshwara, and Vaikuntaperumal
• UNESCO World Heritage Site - Temples and Shrines of Mahabalipuram

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Professional English speaking guide

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Departure Time: In between 08 A.M till 06 :00 P.M. depends on the location address. Hotel pickups commence prior to this time Duration 1 hours (approx.)
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Children below 15 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

We will pick up traveler from their hotels / fixed point within city center.

You will be picked up from your hotel by your driver and guide.  Our tour starts with a journey to Kanchipuram, a city about 45 minutes from Chennai. Historically, Kanchipuram was a center of education and was known as the “ghatikasthanam”, or place of learning.  The city was also a religious center of advanced education for Jainism and Buddhism between the 1st and 5th centuries.  Located on the banks of the Vegavathy river, it has many temples. In Vaishnavism Hindu theology, Kanchipuram is one of the seven Tirtha (pilgrimage) sites, for spiritual exercise.  The city is well known for its hand woven silk saris. Most of the city's workforce is involved in the weaving industry.  On your tour, we will visit the three temples that exemplifies this sacred town—Kailasantha and Ekambareshwara temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and Vaikuntaperumal temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

From Kanchipuram, we will travel to the ancient Pallavan port of Mamallapuram.  This is a historic town and bustling seaport, where ancient Indian traders sailed to countries of Southeast Asia as far back as the 1st century.  Here, you can view the group of sanctuaries carved out of rock in the 7th and 8th centuries:  Rathas (temples in the form of chariots), Mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open air rock reliefs such as the famous “Descent of the Ganges”, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva.  The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Return back to your hotel in Chennai  by late evening.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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