Temple tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram
History & heritage tours

Temple tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 10 hours
Do this because
  • Experience the fascinating religion of Hinduism for yourselves
  • Travel from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram discovering sacred Hindu temples
  • Witness breathtaking structures, complexes and incomparable works of art
What to expect

Travel over 100 kilometers and visit entrancing temples from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram on this temple tour.

Visit Kanchipuram and explore one of Hinduism’s seven most sacred cities that dates back to the early Cholas in the second century. This extraordinary place is also known as the Golden City of a thousand temples and around 70 temples of the original temple complex are still intact today and waiting to be discovered.

The most famous temple in Kanchipuram is the Kailasanatha Temple, an impressive structure built entirely from sandstone in the early 7th century. You will also learn that Kanchipuram is famous for its silk weaving and produces beautiful hand-woven sarees. It really is a fascinating place to visit!

You will then drive on to Mamallapuram which occupies a stunning position on a rocky outcrop between the beach and a lagoon. Built by the Pallava rulers in the 7th century, this town comprises of 14 cave temples, nine monolithic Rathas and three stone temples. Prepare to be amazed when you visit one of the largest relief sculptures in the world known as The Great Relief. You’ll be faced with spectacular carvings of spirits, humans, animals and more.

A visit to Mamallapuram would not be complete without seeing the infamous Shore Temple. This building majestically sits on the water’s edge overlooking the Bay of Bengal with an east-facing alter designed to catch the rays of the rising sun. A truly spectacular sight awaits you.

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What's included
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking local guide
What's not included
  • Tips
Reduced price
  • Children (6-12 years)
Where

Pick-up from your hotel

Meeting point:

During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

What to remember
  • Please note that non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple complex at Kanchipuram
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • This tour is available for a maximum of 7 people
  • Over 13 years must purchase an adult ticket
  • Unfortunately, children under the age of 6 are unable to participate in this tour
  • This tour requires a lot of walking so comfortable shoes and clothing are suggested
  • Please bring your own water bottles, sunglasses and caps
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When
  • Daily at 8.00am
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before departure
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Provider
Le Passage to India Tours and Travels Private Limited
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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