15 days in Mahabalipuram Itinerary

15 days in Mahabalipuram Itinerary

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Mahabalipuram
— 14 nights

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Mahabalipuram

— 14 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.
Get in touch with nature at Mahishasuramardini Cave and Salty Bone Divers. Get out of town with these interesting Mahabalipuram side-trips: Kanchipuram (Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, Kachabeshwarar Temple, &more), Covelong Beach (in Covelong) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahabalipuram Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Maritime Heritage Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram visit planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Chennai International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 99°F, and evening lows to 81°F.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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