Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

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Explore this private day tour of Mahabalipuram an important ancient port well known to the ancient Romans and Greeks. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is known as an area "considered to be of outstanding value to humanity". Mahabalipuram is today renowned the world over for its exquisite 6th century rock cut temples and intricate statues of stone. On the way you will also...
Explore this private day tour of Mahabalipuram an important ancient port well known to the ancient Romans and Greeks. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is known as an area "considered to be of outstanding value to humanity". Mahabalipuram is today renowned the world over for its exquisite 6th century rock cut temples and intricate statues of stone. On the way you will also visit the DakshinaChitra known as the "living museum" of South Indian lifestyles and visit to Madras Crocodile Bank a reptile zoo and herpetology research station started by an herpetologist to protect crocodiles.
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Stop At: The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Post Bag No 4,Mamallapuram, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

India's leading institution for herpeto faunal conservation, research and education. The bank is the first crocodile breeding centre in Asia (Optional stop you can skip if don't want to visit entry tickets: ₹60/- per Adult Approximately)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pancha Rathas, Kancheepuram District, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

Pancha Rathas (Dharmaraja Ratha, Bhima Ratha, Arjuna Ratha, Nakula Sahadeva Ratha, Draupadi Ratha) is an example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. The complex was carved during the reign of King Narasimhavarman I (630–668 AD),
*Single Entry Fee for all Mahabalipuram Group of Monuments, Foreign Visitors: ₹600/- per Adult (approximately)


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram India

The Shore Temple is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Post Bag No 4,Mamallapuram, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

India's leading institution for herpeto faunal conservation, research and education. The bank is the first crocodile breeding centre in Asia (Optional stop you can skip if don't want to visit entry tickets: ₹60/- per Adult Approximately)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pancha Rathas, Kancheepuram District, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

Pancha Rathas (Dharmaraja Ratha, Bhima Ratha, Arjuna Ratha, Nakula Sahadeva Ratha, Draupadi Ratha) is an example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. The complex was carved during the reign of King Narasimhavarman I (630–668 AD),
*Single Entry Fee for all Mahabalipuram Group of Monuments, Foreign Visitors: ₹600/- per Adult (approximately)


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram India

The Shore Temple is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Arjuna's Penance, West Raja Street Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

A giant open-air rock relief carved on two monolithic rock boulders. The legend depicted in the relief is the story of the descent of the sacred river Ganges to earth from the heavens led by Bhagiratha. The waters of the Ganges are believed to possess supernatural powers. The descent of the Ganges and Arjuna's Penance are portrayed in stone at the Pallava heritage site.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Descent Of The Ganges, Mahabalipuram India

Known to Arjuna's Penance

Stop At: Varaha Cave Temple, Kancheepuram District, Mahabalipuram India

The most prominent sculpture in the cave is that of Lord Vishnu in the incarnated form of a Varaha or boar lifting Bhudevi, the mother earth goddess from the sea. Also carved are many mythical figures

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Krishna's Butter Ball, E Raja St, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

The most prominent sculpture in the cave is that of Lord Vishnu in the incarnated form of a Varaha or boar lifting Bhudevi, the mother earth goddess from the sea. Also carved are many mythical figures.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mahishasuramardini Cave, Mahabalipuram India

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: DakshinaChitra Museum, East Coast Road after MGM Dizzee world., Muttukadu 603 118 India

A living-history museum, dedicated to South Indian heritage and culture. Entry Fee for Overseas Visitors: ₹250/- per Adult approximately (Optional stop: you can skip if you don't want visit)

Duration: 40 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Toll and Parking Charges
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
  • Entry/Admission - DakshinaChitra Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Pancha Rathas
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Fees (wherever it's necessary)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message (you are requested to please contact your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance) at your pick-up time).

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Madras Crocodile Bank is closed on Mondays due to a weekly holiday
  • Dakshinachitra is closed on Tuesday due to weekly holiday
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Important notice about Tour Guide: Only one category of guides known as "ASI Monument Guides" are authorised to work as a tour guide in centrally protected monuments and sites maintained / administered / managed by the Archaeological Survey of India
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.