Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Chennai
The day excursion to Mahabalipuram from Chennai will give you lot of cherished moments during your trip to India. Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu exhibits the blend of modernity and tradition in its age old temples, architectures and the sky scrapers dotted across the city. The Marina Beach, Government museum and the ancient temples are some of the locations flocked by the tourists.
Day Tour - Chennai - Mahabalipuram
The day excursion from Chennai will take less than two hours for you to reach Mahabalipuram. The scenic beach side welcomes with the whole lot of rock cut architectures. The group of religious monuments make everyone awe struck with its spell bound beauty and poise. The architectures dating back to 7th century are maintained by the Archeological Society of India.
With the rise of spiritual ferments during the 6th century, the Pallava King Mahendravarman started constructing temples and monuments as an act of his patronage towards Hinduism. The rock cut temples and the huge architectures are a standing testimony for the craftsmanship of the artisans during the Pallava period.
The Rathaas, rock reliefs and Mandapas are the prominent architectures in Mahabalipuram. The Arjuna’s penance, a "Must Visit" for any tourist visiting Mahabalipuram, is the largest monolithic structure you have ever see.
A leisure walk along the beachside after visiting all the rock cut sculptures and a fine dining experience in the sea food restaurants nearby can add pep to your one day tour to Mahabalipuram.
After visiting the timeless wonders at Mahabalipuram, you can drive back to Chennai and retire at your hotel room for overnight stay.