Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram are the important tourist destinations in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The cities are located quite near to Chennai, the capital city. Mahabalipuram is known for its extraordinary historical monuments while Kanchipuram is an abode to numerous temples. The full-day Mamallapuram and Kanchipuram tours from Chennai are perfect for those who wish to view spiritual as well as the historical side of Tamil Nadu. Furthermore, the tour includes hassle-free transfers so that tourists can enjoy the trip to the fullest.
• Get to know about the history through visits to the monuments
• Pay visits to the famous temples in Kanchipuram
• Explore the different sides of Tamil Nadu
Pickup from your hotel or any location in Chennai
Today, you have a full day excursion to Mamallapuram and Kanchipuram. 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 Kamakshi Amman Temple, etc. Kanchipuram is a paradise for the shoppers as it offers the world-famous Kanchipuram silk and saris.
Mamallapuram is also known as Mahabalipuram or Mamallapattana. This is a 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. Mamallapuram 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.
The tour of Mahabalipuram takes you through the cave temples and mandapams cut in the rocks showing a 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 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.
Transfer to the hotel or any location in Chennai.
- Activities as listed in the itinerary.
- A/C Vehicle with driver.
- 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day in the car.
PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDES:
- English speaking guide
- Travel insurance.
- Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
- Optional activities
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