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Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram Sightseeing Day Tour Drop at Chennai

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Trip Overview

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


  • On this  tour starting from Kanchipuram and heading on to Mahabalipuram, 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.

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 packageMahabalipuram 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!


  • A day tour from Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram to Chennai can be an excellent way to explore historic and culturally significant sites. Both cities are located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, and are known for their ancient temples, architectural marvels, and rich heritage.
  • Start your day early in the morning and vist :
  • Kanchipuram also known as the "City of Thousand Temples," is renowned for its stunning Dravidian-style temples and silk sarees. Some of the must-visit temples include:
  • Ekambareswarar Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is one of the largest in Kanchipuram and is known for its massive gopuram (tower) and beautiful architecture.
  • Kamakshi Amman Temple: This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. It is a significant pilgrimage site for devotees of the divine feminine.
  • Varadharaja Perumal Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is known for its intricate carvings and massive courtyard.
  • Enjoy a traditional South Indian lunch at a local restaurant in Kanchipuram, savoring delicious regional cuisine.
  • Mahabalipuram (approximately 1 to 1.5 hours from Kanchipuram): After exploring Kanchipuram, head to Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient rock-cut temples and monuments. Some of the highlights include:
  • Shore Temple: This iconic temple is situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal and is a stunning example of Pallava architecture. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and stands as a testimony to the region's rich cultural history.
  • Arjuna's Penance: Also known as the Descent of the Ganges, this massive relief carving on a rock surface depicts various mythological figures and stories.
  • Pancha Rathas (Five Rathas): These monolithic rock-cut temples are shaped like chariots and represent different architectural styles of the Pallava dynasty.
  • Krishna's Butter Ball: Marvel at the gigantic natural rock formation that seems to defy gravity.
  • After exploring Mahabalipuram, you can start your journey to Chennai. The return journey takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the traffic conditions.
  • At the end of the day tour, you will be dropped off at your desired location in Chennai, such as your hotel or any other specified location.

Basic Details

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  • All transportation using Private Air-conditioned Sedan Car or SUV.
  • Pickup from Kanchipur 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. 450 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.
  • 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. 15 per km (additional kilometre charge)
  • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 18 per km (additional kilometre charge)

Cancellation Policy

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


Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Kanchipuram Hotel/ Residence.
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick-up address. Please enter the full pick up address at the checkout page.
  • The driver and cab details will be shared with you 2-4 hours prior to the tour start time.
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