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Temple Trail: Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram Expedition

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8 hrs


Up to 10 days

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a spiritual and historical journey as we take you from Chennai to the sacred city of Kanchipuram, known as the “City of Temples.” Explore ancient Hindu temples, including the magnificent Kailasanathar Temple and Ulagalanda Perumal Temple, immersing yourself in their intricate carvings and sacred ambiance. Then, venture to the coastal town of Mahabalipuram to marvel at the UNESCO-listed Shore Temple, a testament to South India’s rich heritage. This day tour promises a captivating exploration of Tamil Nadu’s temple treasures and cultural marvels.

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  • Kailasanathar Temple: Discover the grandeur of the 8th-century Kailasanathar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, adorned with exquisite sandstone carvings.
  • Ulagalanda Perumal Temple: Visit a monumental shrine of Lord Vishnu, the Ulagalanda Perumal Temple, and admire its sacred architecture.
  • Ekambareswarar Temple Courtyard: Experience the serene ambiance around a sacred mango tree in the Ekambareswarar Temple courtyard.
  • Shore Temple Marvel: Explore the UNESCO-listed Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, an ancient structural wonder with stunning bay views.
  • Cultural Heritage: Immerse yourself in the rich history and spirituality of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram, two significant destinations in South India.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 240
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 443
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 683
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 885
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1091
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1331
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1571

What you will do

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

Chennai to Kanchipuram - The City of Temples:
Begin your day with a pick-up from your hotel in Chennai and embark on a fascinating journey to Kanchipuram, often referred to as the "City of Temples." This ancient city in Tamil Nadu is a sacred pilgrimage site known for its rich religious heritage.

Kanchipuram Temple Trail:
Explore the spiritual treasures of Kanchipuram as you visit renowned temples, including the 8th-century Kailasanathar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Marvel at the intricate sandstone carvings that adorn this vast temple complex. Discover the Ulagalanda Perumal Temple, home to a monumental statue of Lord Vishnu, and soak in the sacred ambiance of the Ekambareswarar Temple courtyard, where a revered mango tree stands.

Mahabalipuram's Shore Temple - A UNESCO Gem:
Proceed to the coastal town of Mahabalipuram, where you'll encounter the awe-inspiring Shore Temple. This ancient structural temple, built with imposing granite blocks in the 8th century AD, overlooks the serene Bay of Bengal. Admire the temple's intricate architecture and sculptures, and learn about its historical significance as a bustling port during the Pallava dynasty.

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

Return to Chennai:
After a day filled with temple exploration and cultural immersion, relax on the drive back to Chennai, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 6:00 PM
Relish the spiritual and historical richness of Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram on this memorable day tour from Chennai.


  • 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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