Historical Walking Tour In Mamallapuram - Chennai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM for morning departure, 3:30 PM for afternoon departure
  • Departure Details :
    MPM TRAVEL XS PRIVATE LIMITED, 123, E Raja St, Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join us for this 2-hour walking tour to explore the historical city of Mamallapuram! Embark on spectacular walks through some of historic landscapes, including the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Arjunas Penance and the Five Rathas, in search of the richest stories from our past. This 7th century historical town will give you the oldest existing remains of Dravidian architecture. They are constituted by cave temples, monolithic chariots, sculpted reliefs and structural temples.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Excellent value for money
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Led by a local guide

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Meet up at the designated location in Mamallapuram (see Departure Point) and start this relaxing walking tour at 9:00 AM for morning departure or 3:30 PM for afternoon departure

The tour starts with the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site - Arjunas Penance known for those two huge boulders. Arjunas Penance dating from the 7th century has exquisite detail and depicts the flow of the Ganges down from the Himalayan mountains as well as scenes from Indian daily life. Later visit the Five Rathas where you won't be able believe that these shrines are carved whole from an outcrop of rock. Each of the five temples is dedicated to heroes from the great epic of the Mahabharata. Spend time admiring the detail of the carvings which include gods, humans and elephants and wonder why the temples are incomplete and were never consecrated.

Afterwards stop by the Shore Temple Relish located at a delightful seaside location, overlooking the Bay of Bengal, and landscaped gardens surrounding it. Dedicated to both Vishnu and Shiva, the decorative beauty of the temple, built in Dravidian style, has suffered erosion by its proximity to the sea. When the tour ends, you will return to the departure point.


All taxes, fees and handling charges

Local guide


Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 10 people per booking

Minimum age is 10 years

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate