5 days in Mahabalipuram & Chennai Itinerary

5 days in Mahabalipuram & Chennai Itinerary

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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
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Chennai
— 2 nights

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Mahabalipuram

— 2 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.
Nakula Sahadeva Ratha has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Nakula Sahadeva Ratha and then visit a coastal fixture at Mahabalipuram Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Tiger Cave, don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, then meet the residents at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and finally explore the ancient world of Raya Gopura.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram attractions site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Mahabalipuram. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Chennai

— 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You've added Cook With SundariKrishna, Marina Beach, Five Senses Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Agasthyar Temple, wander the streets of Fort St. George, and browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall.

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Getting from Mahabalipuram to Chennai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C.

Things to do in Chennai

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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