Private Tour To Mahabalipuram From Chennai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    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 .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off at your hotel in Chennai
  • 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.

Overview

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.

Highlights

Family friendly

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

Explore group of monuments at Mahabalipuram

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tiger Cave, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

unique rock cut cave on the seashore on which the tiger scuptures are carved.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

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, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

it is a giant open-airrock reliefcarved on twomonolithicrock boulders. The legend depicted in thereliefis the story of the descent of the sacred riverGangesto earth from the heavens led byBhagiratha. The waters of the Ganges are believed to possess supernatural powers. The descent of the Ganges andArjuna's Penance are portrayed in stone at the Pallava heritage site.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Descent Of The Ganges, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

it is a giant open-airrock reliefcarved on twomonolithicrock boulders. The legend depicted in thereliefis the story of the descent of the sacred riverGangesto earth from the heavens led byBhagiratha. The waters of the Ganges are believed to possess supernatural powers. The descent of the Ganges andArjuna's Penance are portrayed in stone at the Pallava heritage site.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Varaha Cave Temple, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

The most prominent sculpture in the cave is that of LordVishnuin the incarnated form of aVarahaor boar liftingBhudevi, the mother earth goddess from the sea. Also carved are many mythical figures

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Krishna's Butter Ball, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

The most prominent sculpture in the cave is that of LordVishnuin the incarnated form of aVarahaor boar liftingBhudevi, the mother earth goddess from the sea. Also carved are many mythical figures.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

Pancha Rathas is an example ofmonolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. The complex was carved during the reign of KingNarasimhavarmanI(630668 AD),
Dharmaraja Ratha
Bhima Ratha
Arjuna Ratha
Nakula Sahadeva Ratha
Draupadi Ratha


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: MadrasCrocodileBank, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu

India's leading institution for herpeto faunal conservation, research and education. The bank is the first crocodile breeding centre in Asia

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: DakshinaChitra Museum, Muttukadu, Chennai District, Tamil Nadu

a living-history museum in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, dedicated to South Indian heritage and culture.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai

Round-trip private transfer

Transport by private vehicle

Fuel surcharge

Driver

Gratuities

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Bottled water

Toll and Parking Charges

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Tour Guide

Entrance fees

Entry/Admission - Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Entry/Admission - Tiger Cave

Entry/Admission - Sea Shore Temple

Entry/Admission - Arjuna's Penance

Entry/Admission - Descent Of The Ganges

Entry/Admission - Varaha Cave Temple

Entry/Admission - Krishna's Butter Ball

Entry/Admission - Pancha Rathas

Entry/Admission - MadrasCrocodileBank

Entry/Admission - DakshinaChitra Museum

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Adult price applies to all travellers, maximum of 5 travellers per booking

Use "Pinakin App" is an audio tour guide app, once downloaded from Google Play (or) Apple App store can be accessed offline mode. It's also approved by Tamilnadu & Karnataka Tourism Departments.

Not wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 30-Jan-2020

    We enjoyed ourselves very much. Our driver was very kind and after we visit Mahabalipuram he took us to a seafood restaurant near the beach where we enjoyed fresh and very good fish and shrimps.

  • 28-Jan-2020

    the tour is perfect a day trip to Mahabalipuram, its well planned and just the right duration. the driver was polite and helpful, although he was not an official guide, but he was knowledgeable and helped me understand the history of each site.

  • 13-Aug-2019

    Our driver was extremely helpful and sincere in showing us the site and went to great lengths to ensure the visit went as smoothly as possible. Hard to find this level of customer service and honesty in a place like India— and Uvamai was a real good find.

  • 21-Aug-2018

    Our driver was pleasant and courteous and took us to the various parts of Mahabalipuram and the crocodile sanctuary. He also lent me his umbrella because it was so sunny outside. You have the option to hire an outside guide once you are there but I am not sure that I would recommend it.

  • 21-Mar-2018

    A driver was friendly, his English was fine. However, this private day tour did not include a guide, and you have to pay extra!

  • 19-Mar-2017

    The driver was fine, but he insisted on rushing me at Dakshina Chittra due to his worries about my getting heat stroke. Then the Crocodile Park was closed on Mondays, but apparently Viatour did not know this. Then there was a mix up with the government tour guides at Mahabalipuram, and they wanted me to share, but we both said no and it was resolved. The Government tour guide was ok but mediocre. I could have just read the signs. He had no additional information.
    We got back early as we only did 2 of the 3 items.

  • 19-Nov-2016

    The driver was very nice but didn't come into the hotel lobby to get us until I had the hotel call Viator to check in where he was.
    The guide was a very nice man but not easy to understand....therefore we could not get the most out of the places we visited.

  • 10-Sep-2016

    Took this Mahabalipuram tour during a short stay in Chennai, and found it to be a great excursion! Private transfer in a very clean and air conditioned vehicle, with hotel pick-up and drop-off, and private tour guide on site. Driver was great, and very cordial, and tour guide was very knowledgeable. I enjoyed visiting the temples and also witnessing the people in worship. Was even blessed by a Hindu priest! The tour company was Uvamai Niche Tourism booked through Viator. I like the convenience of booking through Viator. Thanks!