The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram
The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram

The City of Temples: A Tour of Mahabalipuram

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Located just outside Chennai, Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) is home to a group of famous temples that have been cut out of rocks and now sit on a glorious beach along the Bay of Bengal. It is believed that the art of South Indian stone architecture begins here and eventually reaches its zenith in Kanchipuram, Thanjavur, and Madurai.The history of Mahabalipuram is rather rich View More View More

  • Located just outside Chennai, Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) is home to a group of famous temples that have been cut out of rocks and now sit on a glorious beach along the Bay of Bengal. 
  • It is believed that the art of South Indian stone architecture begins here and eventually reaches its zenith in Kanchipuram, Thanjavur, and Madurai.

  • The history of Mahabalipuram is rather rich. It was once the main port and naval base of the great Pallava kingdom in the 7th and 8th centuries and later, went on to become their capital. It witnessed large-scale temple construction during this period. The most renowned landmark of Mahabalipuram is the Shore Temple built in 7th century CE. Standing alone on the shore, this temple is protected by a wall constructed to minimize erosion.

  • One of the structures in a better-preserved state is Arjuna's Penance, a complicated piece of work sculpted on two huge boulders. A cleft in the rock enabled rainwater to cascade down between the two boulders, stimulating the descent of the mighty river Ganga.

  • The tour will also allow you to visit the 'Pancha Rathas' (five chariots) complex which is a masterpiece of architecture and sculpture. The structure is named after the Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata and their wife Draupadi. Though the temples are incomplete, they exude architectural brilliance in the Dravidian style.

  • Also worth seeing in Mahabalipuram are the eight magnificent Mandapams.

Pricing related information for the customer

  • Prices are based on minimum 2 adults. If there is just one adult OR if there is one adult + 1 child, please select ‘2’ adults to complete the reservation. We will charge for a minimum of 2 adults.

What is included in the cost

  • Complimentary Mineral Water
  • Private English Speaking Guide
  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle

What is excluded from the cost

  • Entrance Fees
  • Camera Fees
  • Tips/Gratuity

Tour GuideLines

  • You are requested to make all tour bookings at least 2 working days in advance. Our guide will assist you in buying entry tickets, where required. Please make all ticket and camera payments directly at the customer care centers or booths of the venue. After you book the experience a voucher will be generated and sent to your email ID. The voucher will have all the information, including contact details of the experience provider. A 'No Show' will result in No Refund. The duration of the trip is 3-4 hours (from pick up to drop off). The ideal time for this experience is between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel 30 days prior there is no cancellation fee
  • If you cancel 29-11 days prior 25% cancellation fee will be charged
  • If you cancel 10-5 days prior 50% cancellation fee will be charged
  • If you cancel 4-1 days prior 75% cancellation fee will be charged
  • Same day cancellation or No Show will result in 100% cancellation fee
Timing: Sunrise - Sunset Open all days
Fee for Indian: INR 30 Still Camera Fee: Free
Fee for foreigner: INR 500 Video Camera Fee: INR 300
Fee for BIMSTEC/SAARC: INR 30 Free for children: Below 15 years
Best time to travel: Oct to March best time to travel. Apr-Sept are warm and humid.

  • Located just outside Chennai, Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) is home to a group of famous temples that have been cut out of rocks and now sit on a glorious beach along the Bay of Bengal. 
  • It is believed that the art of South Indian stone architecture begins here and eventually reaches its zenith in Kanchipuram, Thanjavur, and Madurai.

  • The history of Mahabalipuram is rather rich. It was once the main port and naval base of the great Pallava kingdom in the 7th and 8th centuries and later, went on to become their capital. It witnessed large-scale temple construction during this period. The most renowned landmark of Mahabalipuram is the Shore Temple built in 7th century CE. Standing alone on the shore, this temple is protected by a wall constructed to minimize erosion.

  • One of the structures in a better-preserved state is Arjuna's Penance, a complicated piece of work sculpted on two huge boulders. A cleft in the rock enabled rainwater to cascade down between the two boulders, stimulating the descent of the mighty river Ganga.

  • The tour will also allow you to visit the 'Pancha Rathas' (five chariots) complex which is a masterpiece of architecture and sculpture. The structure is named after the Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata and their wife Draupadi. Though the temples are incomplete, they exude architectural brilliance in the Dravidian style.

  • Also worth seeing in Mahabalipuram are the eight magnificent Mandapams.

Pricing related information for the customer

  • Prices are based on minimum 2 adults. If there is just one adult OR if there is one adult + 1 child, please select ‘2’ adults to complete the reservation. We will charge for a minimum of 2 adults.

What is included in the cost

  • Complimentary Mineral Water
  • Private English Speaking Guide
  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle

What is excluded from the cost

  • Entrance Fees
  • Camera Fees
  • Tips/Gratuity

Tour GuideLines

  • You are requested to make all tour bookings at least 2 working days in advance. Our guide will assist you in buying entry tickets, where required. Please make all ticket and camera payments directly at the customer care centers or booths of the venue. After you book the experience a voucher will be generated and sent to your email ID. The voucher will have all the information, including contact details of the experience provider. A 'No Show' will result in No Refund. The duration of the trip is 3-4 hours (from pick up to drop off). The ideal time for this experience is between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel 30 days prior there is no cancellation fee
  • If you cancel 29-11 days prior 25% cancellation fee will be charged
  • If you cancel 10-5 days prior 50% cancellation fee will be charged
  • If you cancel 4-1 days prior 75% cancellation fee will be charged
  • Same day cancellation or No Show will result in 100% cancellation fee
Timing: Sunrise - Sunset Open all days
Fee for Indian: INR 30 Still Camera Fee: Free
Fee for foreigner: INR 500 Video Camera Fee: INR 300
Fee for BIMSTEC/SAARC: INR 30 Free for children: Below 15 years
Best time to travel: Oct to March best time to travel. Apr-Sept are warm and humid.

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