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Mahabalipuram Day Tour from Chennai City

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Trip Overview

Planning a weekend getaway from Chennai to Mahabalipuram? Try out this tour package of eight hours and explore the best tourist places in Mahabalipuram. 


  • Explore some of the best stone carvings in the world.
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city in a private AC car.
  • Hassle-free pick-up and drop-off from a hotel or residence.


Detailed overview

  • There are many places to visit in Mahabalipuram, which is a combination of beaches, rock-cut temples, and monuments. It is the evidence of the rich history of the Pallava dynasty engraved beautifully in the architectural grandeur. The place has some of the oldest temples, which are listed as World Heritage Sites as well. Also on this tour, visit Madras Crocodile Bank, a reptile zoo, research station, and conservation station started to protect crocodiles. The city is also coming up with water sports activities as well. Mahabalipuram is certainly one of the must-visit places when you want to escape into peace and serenity. So don’t wait anymore and hop on to this tour!


Mahabalipuram Day Tour from Chennai Itinerary

  • The driver will pick you up from the hotel in Chennai as specified.
  • Scenic east coast road en route visit the Madras Crocodile Bank.
  • You will be driven towards Mahabalipuram, which is a one and a half-hour journey and is known for its temples built by Pallavas.
  • You will visit Arjuna Penance, Five Rathas, and Tiger Cave, which are must-see attractions in Mahabalipuram.
  • Proceed to visit Shore Temple, as it overlooks the sea of the Bay of Bengal.
  • If interested, you can visit the Mahabalipuram local market and have lunch.
  • After that, you will start your drive back to Chennai and be dropped off at your hotel/residence.

Please note

  1. This is not a guided tour; the driver will not be the guide for the tour.
  2. This is an outstation tour; hence, the vehicle can not be used for the local city tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Chennai Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Chennai Hotel/Residence
Start time
6:00 am 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:30 am See more
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code


  • All transportation using private air-conditioned Sedan Car or SUV with the driver.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Chennai Hotel or Residence.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • 12 Hours and 300 KM of usage (Extra hourly and kilometer charges will be applicable after the limit, please refer Important Information Section for details).


  • Monument entrance fees.
  • Any parking fees and toll charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any meals for the guests.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested for during the booking in "Special Request" section, though the same cannot be promised.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the destination of the tour.
  • Pick up and drop off has to be in the same location
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs. 300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has an hourly and kilometre limit of 12 hours and 300 kilometres.
  • After 12 Hours and 300 Kilometres, an additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver)
  • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 15 per km (additional kilometre charge) and Rs. 150 per hour (additional hour charges)
  • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 18 per km (additional kilometre charge) and Rs. 200 per hour (additional hour charges)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have two options Sedans & bigger SUVs. In Sedans we provide Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios mostly, sometimes it could be Nissan Sunny. In SUVs we provide Toyotta Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga. You can request a particular model while booking in \'Special Request\' and we try to provide it however you can not pick and choose exact car models. We operate only AC vehicles and hatchbacks are not available.


Yes, all sightseeing tours need to be booked in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest booking early to guarantee your desired tour day. Bookings are completely online and you can book on Website or Mobile app.


The itinerary mentioned on these private tours are a suggestion for your destination. You are free to skip or add other points. Let your personal driver know if you want to visit other places.


As this is a private tour, you are free to spend as much time you seem fit on each attraction. Some landmarks are more time-consuming than others and you can decide where to spend how much time. Just keep in mind the hourly usage included in your Tour, extra charges would apply if that limit is exceeded. Also night charges apply if you cross night time, please check Inclusions/Exclusions/Important Info for details.


You need to book online from this page. We accept only online bookings. Booking is confirmed instantly through SMS and Email. Driver & Cab details are sent on SMS/Email 3-6 hours before pick-up time.


If you wish to have an English driver who would drive you around the tour or drop you from one place to another, please mention the same in the Special Request section while booking. Any request would be taken into consideration and we will try arranging the same, although it\'s not a 100% Guarantee.


No these are purely sightseeing tours and we do not do provide stay/accommodation or do Hotel bookings on for you as part of these tours. For Multi-day sightseeing tours, you need to book your hotels yourself.


No. All our tours are private and exclusively for your family or group.


Reviews (4)


Andrew gould

12 Oct 2023

The day tour from Chennai to Mahabalipuram offers a perfect blend of history and scenic beauty. From the stunning Shore Temple to the serene coastal views, it's a captivating journey that provides a taste of South India's rich heritage.

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Anna pisulinska-kusmierczyk

12 Oct 2023

The Mahabalipuram tour was a cultural and historical delight. The UNESCO World Heritage site showcased stunning ancient rock-cut temples and intricate sculptures that left me in awe. The knowledgeable guide shared fascinating insights into the history and significance of each monument. The beautiful coastal setting added to the charm of the experience. It was a memorable day that offered a glimpse into India's rich heritage and craftsmanship.

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Samir shah

22 Dec 2022

Memorable trip with good customer support

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Haridas kizhepat

10 Sep 2018

This trip was nice. I got the confirmation SMS before 8.30pm. They didn`t ask any extra charge even after 1 hour delay above the specified time limit.

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  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point. Please enter the full pick up address at the checkout page.
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