Chennai to Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram Excursion
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Product Code : AGORA256
On this private tour you will visit two ancient temple town Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram. Kanchipuram is known for being a culture and philosophical hub, a golden city of thousands temples, and beautiful Kanchipuram sarees. Mahabalipuram is known for its intricately carved temples, rock-cut caves & Krishnas Butterball a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline. Private English speaking accompanied tour guide from Chennai, airconditioned transport from pick up till drop off to your hotel, and entrances to monuments are well included in the package price.
Pick up from your hotel in Chennai for a full day Excursion visit to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram (Round trip drive 220kms)
First stop (75kms from Chennai) visit Kanchipuram known for being a culture and philosophical hub, a golden city of thousands of temples, and Kanchipuram sarees. The city is home to the famous Kanchi Kamakshi Temple, which is the highly revered abode of Kamakshi (Goddess Parvathi) - consort of Lord Shiva. The Kailasanathar Temple is known for its magnificent architecture. The highest, largest and most impressive temple in the town, spanning 40 acres and dating back to the Pallava period is the Ekambeshwarar Temple. Varadharaja Perumal Temple one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is of immense religious importance. The Devarajaswami Temple was constructed by the Vijayanagar kings.
Further drive (70kms) to Mahabalipuram and visit Monolithic Temples Five Rathas an excellent example of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture. Krishnas Butterball a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline. 7th century Cave Temples cut and decorated with panels in the Mamalla style. Shore Temple built with blocks of granite in 7th century during the rule of King Narsimha-Varman II Rajasimha the temple complex consisting of two Siva temples and a carving of Anantasayana Vishnu. The Arjuna`s Penance an enormous rock-cut relief, one of the largest in the whole world.
After sightseeing drive back to Chennai (60kms) and drop off to your hotel.
Transport by private AC deluxe car
Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
Accompanied English-speaking tour guide from Chennai
Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled water within the vehicle.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities & optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions.