Mahabalipuram Full-Day Tour from Chennai

Mahabalipuram Full-Day Tour from Chennai

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7 Hours

Live tour guide



Spend an entire day exploring the Mahabalipuram, a grand abode to prominent temples & mountains in Tamil Nadu. Get a chance to see centuries-old marvels!


  • Explore Mahabalipuram with an expert guide
  • See remarks of Mahabharata at Pancha Rathas & Arjuna's Panance
  • Notice the gravitational balance of Krishna's Butterball
  • Visit one of the 7 Pagodas as described by the legendary traveler, Marco Polo


In the morning, your guide will arrive to pick you up for Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO Heritage Site that dates back to the 7th & 8th centuries. It's a site that even the famous explorer Marco Polo didn't miss out on. He dubbed Mahabalipuram the 'City of 7 Pagodas' in his period.  

Upon arrival, you will first see Pancha Rathas, a centuries-old sacred complex. Its monoliths & walls showcase visuals from the ancient Hindu epic, Mahabharata. The guide will tell the significance & past of this complex as move on.

From there, you will head to Arjuna's Panance, a remarkable 100-foot by 45-foot monument at Mamallapuram. This place is also known as the Descent of Ganges since its carvings illustrate the river Ganga rising & flowing through the Himalayas. Next, you will see Krishna's Butterball which is a huge granite boulder perched on a steep rock slope. Make memories & click as many pictures as you want.

After this, we'll move towards Shore Temple, a granite-built temple that overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. Listen to captivating stories & reasoning behind its structuring as the tour comes to an end. By 3:30 PM, you will be at your hotel.


  • Tour guide (English speaking)
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Entry charges
  • Vehicle (car or van)
  • Lunch


  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

Departure details
  • We pick up all travelers
  • Pick up provided from all hotels in Chennai
Know before you go

  • Do wear proper clothes for temple visits
  • This tour includes a small amount of walk

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