11 days in Mahabalipuram Itinerary

11 days in Mahabalipuram Itinerary

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Mahabalipuram
— 9 nights
Drive to Chennai International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Mahabalipuram

— 9 nights
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mahishasuramardini Cave and Pancha Pandava Cave. Visiting Trimurti Cave and Salty Bone Divers will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Mahabalipuram: Kanchipuram (Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple, Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, &more), Covelong Beach (in Covelong) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, enjoy the sand and surf at Mahabalipuram Beach, examine the collection at India Seashell Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple.

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Chennai to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 99°F in May, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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