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Mahabalipuram Marvels: A UNESCO Heritage Day Tour

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8 hrs


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Group Size

10 people




Embark on a captivating day trip from Chennai to Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts ancient architectural treasures. Your journey begins with a visit to the iconic Shore Temple, a structural marvel dating back to the 8th century AD, with its exquisite granite craftsmanship. Discover the rich history of Mahabalipuram, once a bustling port city during the Pallava dynasty, as you explore its intricate stone carvings and sculptures. Immerse yourself in the cultural legacy and artistic grandeur of South India on this enriching day tour.

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  • Shore Temple Discovery: Explore the awe-inspiring Shore Temple, an ancient structural wonder with intricate granite architecture.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Visit Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO-listed heritage site known for its cultural and historical significance.
  • Historical Insights: Gain knowledge about Mahabalipuram's role as a bustling port during the Pallava dynasty and its vibrant past.
  • Intricate Stone Carvings: Marvel at the exquisite stone carvings and sculptures that adorn the temples, showcasing the craftsmanship of South Indian artisans.
  • Cultural Heritage: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural legacy and artistic grandeur of Mahabalipuram, a true gem of South India.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 187
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 341
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 528
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 683
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 845
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1032
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1219

What you will do

Indicative Pick-Up Time: 8:00 AM
Indicative Drop-Off Time: 6:00 PM

Chennai to Mahabalipuram - UNESCO Heritage Discovery:
Embark on an enriching journey from Chennai to Mahabalipuram, a town renowned for its historical treasures and UNESCO-listed heritage. Prepare to uncover the architectural wonders that date back to the 8th century AD.

Mahabalipuram's Marvels:
Your adventure begins with a visit to the awe-inspiring Shore Temple, a structural marvel built with imposing granite blocks. Discover the temple's intricate architecture and sculptures as you stand in awe of its historical significance. Learn about its role as a bustling port during the reign of Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty.

UNESCO World Heritage Site:
The Shore Temple is part of the UNESCO-listed Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, recognized for their cultural and historical importance. Explore the rich heritage and artistry that make this site a cherished treasure.

Sculptural Grandeur:
Delve into the stories behind the ancient stone carvings and sculptures that adorn Mahabalipuram's temples. Gain insight into the craftsmanship and creativity of South Indian artisans from centuries past.

Return to Chennai:
As the day draws to a close, reflect on your exploration of Mahabalipuram's architectural gems and historical legacy during a comfortable drive back to Chennai.

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 6:00 PM
Relish the cultural and historical wonders of Mahabalipuram on this captivating day tour, offering a glimpse into South India's rich heritage.


  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)



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