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Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Day Tour from Chennai

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Trip Overview

Witness the places in Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram on this ten hours day tour from Chennai. Both are the ancient locations possessing rich heritage and cultural history in their temples, iconic monuments and stone carvings. 



  • On this Chennai tour starting from Mahabalipuram and heading on to Kanchipuram, a city famous for ancient Hindu temples, explore some of the best stone carvings in the world and incredible architecture and monolithic monuments at the East Coast of India.

  • Enjoy a day sightseeing in Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram away from the hustle & bustle of the city.

  • Experience the grandeur of monuments like Shore Temple, a living proof of amazing medieval architecture.

  • Hassle-free pick up and drop facility.


Note: In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect by this operator.


Detailed overview

There are a lot of places to visit in Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram when on a tour from Chennai. On one hand, Mahabalipuram is the combination of beaches and rock-cut carvings, whereas, Kanchipuram is the city of grandeur architecture and temples. It depicts the history of Pallava dynasty carved out beautifully and in an extremely detailed manner. The places also include few World Heritage sites declared by UNESCO, which further prompts you to take your next trip via this tour package. Mahabalipuram is also coming up with some water sports activities to cater to every type of tourists. So don’t wait any longer to enrich your inside travel monger!


Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Day Trip Itinerary

  • Your tour starts pick-up from your Chennai hotel/airport and drive to Kanchipuram which is a 3 hours journey from Chennai.
  • We will reach Kanchipuram and visit attractions like Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, and Devarajaswami Temple.
  • We can stop in a local restaurant for lunch at your own expense.
  • Next we will drive to Mahabalipuram which is 2 hour travel time from Kancheepuram.
  • In Mahabalipuram, visit Arjuna Penance, Five Rathas, and Tiger Cave - group of monuments which forms UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take a visit to Sea Shore Temple, which overlooks the shore of Bay of Bengal.
  • If time permits you can also visit Dakshinachitra on way back. It showcases traditional arts and crafts from South India. 
  • We will start driving back to Chennai and the guests are dropped back to the hotel.

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

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  • All transportation using Private Air-conditioned Sedan Car or SUV.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Chennai hotel or residence.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • The itinerary mentioned is a suggestion, you can add/skip places.
  • 250 km of usage (Extra kilometre 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.
  • Night charge of Rs. 300 applicable if used beyond 10:00 PM.
  • 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 a kilometre limit of 250 kilometres.
  • After 250 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver)
  • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 10 per km (additional kilometre charge)
  • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 14 per km (additional kilometre charge)

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 (6)



21 Jan 2020

The tour went absolutely fine with no hiccups. Only suggestion would be a slight reduction in rate per km, it worked out for around Rs 20, which is on the higher side.

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14 Jan 2020

The tour of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram overall was good. As most of the monuments were closed on Friday, please plan your trip accordingly.

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15 Dec 2019

Driver was polite and quite skilled in driving.

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30 Oct 2019

Very nice driver and a brilliantly coordinated tour arranged by the Trip Coordinator and Trodly.

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22 Sep 2019

We have good time in Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Wonderful places. Our driver was very good. He explains us information of each places. Booking was fast and we got confirmation response quickly. Recommend.

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