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Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) Tours and Tickets

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A complex of stone temples are all that remain of the eighth-century Pallava dynasty that once thrived at Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram), on the coast south of Chennai. Learn the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the charming town, and relax on a sandy stretch of shore—all accessible on a day trip from Chennai.

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Mahabalipuram Self-Guided Audio Tour

Mahabalipuram Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Explore 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". today renowned the world over for its exquisite 6th century rock cut temples and intricate statues of stone. Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location; skip the content that doesn't interest you, and listen longer to content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. Audio guide can be listened online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with. • It is one of the best options with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions. No worries, we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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$6.00
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$6.00

Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai by private car with guide

Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram in a day from Chennai by private car with guide

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Get a primer on Pallava-style architecture on this full-day private tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram. Benefit from personal attention and the ability to travel at your own pace while visiting the Ekambareswar and Kailasanathar temples, then a local saree weaver. Moving on to the port of Mahabalipuram, see the Five Rathas, the shore temple, and Arjuna's Penance, learning about them through guided commentary.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Private Tour of Mahabalipuram from Chennai by car with guide and lunch

Private Tour of Mahabalipuram from Chennai by car with guide and lunch

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Visit Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a private tour from Chennai that includes door-to-door transport, lunch, and all entrance fees. Travel by private car and spend the day exploring temples and a seashell museum in a scenic town, with a personal guide who will tailor the day to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
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Mahabalipuram Temple and Beach Day Tour from Chennai

Mahabalipuram Temple and Beach Day Tour from Chennai

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Spend a day exploring the UNESCO-listed temples and sandy beaches of Mahabalipuram with this full-day tour from Chennai. You'll have plenty of free time to check out the famous ancient temple sites found right by the shore, with time remaining to shop for souvenirs, grab lunch, or stick your toes in the sand before returning to Chennai.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Mahabalipuram Private tour from Chennai by car with guide and lunch by Wonder

Mahabalipuram Private tour from Chennai by car with guide and lunch by Wonder

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The coastal town of Mahabalipuram makes an ideal day trip from bustling Chennai, but organizing admission fees and transportation to explore independently takes up valuable sightseeing time. On this tour, reach Mahabalipuram in comfort by private vehicle—with entry fees and round-trip transportation from your Chennai hotel included. Explore the Cave temples and rock sculptures with your guide to lead the way, and gain insight into Mahabalipuram’s fascinating 7th-century history.
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  • 7 hours
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Online Live 1-Hour Guided Tour of Mahabalipuram World Heritage Site Near Chennai

Online Live 1-Hour Guided Tour of Mahabalipuram World Heritage Site Near Chennai

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Traveling and exploring new places need not stop during Covid times! The live online tour of 8th century world heritage site is an experience of Mahabalipuram, from the comfort of your home. Our guide will be at the venue and you will join the live and interactive tour via video call over phone. Over the next 1 hour we will travel back to the 8th century to marvel at the rock cut sculptures of Arjuna’s Penance, one of the largest bas-relief masterpieces in the world, the gravity defying Krishna’s Butterball and the magnificent Shore Temple. Since our guide will be at site, he will answer your questions and it will be an interactive tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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$20.00
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Top guide in mamallapuram

Top guide in mamallapuram

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Dear Travellers and backpackers this is Sankaran Kumar I am from India I live in Mamallapuram I work tourist guide 30 years my grandfather is tourist guide my father is tourist guide my family live in Mamallapuram more than 100 days my mother is to give rooms for all the traveller Sun backpackers and I learn different language prove that happiness and learn many different culture around the world people I love my work very much I love you help all the traveller you need my help I work as a tourist guide in Mamallapuram Pondicherry Tiruvannamalai Kodaikanal Munnar Kollimalai if you want visit very important culturally temple site seen for village culture meet local people site seen or you want to see only the matches very peaceful place you want to visit mountain or forest or Jungle I can help you out it's my pleasure to help you out find the best way to make your travel easy thank you very much sincere tour guide Sankaran Kumar learn lot of things in South India and Burn with guide
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  • 1 day 4 hours 15 minutes
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$53.54
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$53.54
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Chennai day trip to Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram

Chennai day trip to Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram

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Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram tour from Chennai is about the 8th century twin wonders of Pallava architecture. We will cover the magnificent temples of Ekambareswar & Kailashnath in Kanchipuram and then visit weavers of the famed Kanchipuram Silk Saree. After that we visit the ancient sea port of Mahabalipuram and visit the legendary rock cut structures lie Arjuna’s penance, Five Rathas and the iconic Shore temple which served literally as the beacon for sea farers from the 8th century onwards.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00
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$144.00
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Archaeologist curated Mahabalipuram Trip

Archaeologist curated Mahabalipuram Trip

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- Young Archaeologist curation, Mesmerising narration, unheard stories, unseen places. - 4 Dimensional perspectives covering History, Archaeological, Architecture & Mythological - Visiting 7th Century Built monuments & temples – Rock-cut architecture, Shore temple, Lighthouse, - Walking around 2004 incident unearthed 2000 years old Subramaniya temple excavated site - Looking at wonders of nature – Krishna Butter Ball, Sea Shell Museum - Shopping seashells, stone sculptures and handicrafts
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$70.10
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$70.10
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Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram day trip from Chennai by private car with guide

Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram day trip from Chennai by private car with guide

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You can easily spend a full day exploring Kanchipuram and Mamallapuram's marvellous temples, caves and rock carvings. Most were carved from the rock during the 7th-century reign of Pallava king Narasimhavarman I, whose nickname Mamalla (Great Wrestler) gave the town its name. Official Archaeological Survey of India guides can be hired at sites.
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  • 12 hours
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$135.00
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$135.00
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2 Day Royal Enfield Motorcycle tour from Chennai to Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram

2 Day Royal Enfield Motorcycle tour from Chennai to Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram

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We ride along coast on Royal Enfield Classic Motorcycle to explore World Heritage site of rock cut monuments in Mahabalipuram and French heritage at Pondicherry. An escort rider ensures ease of navigation through the traffic.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$266.67
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$266.67

Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Day Tour

Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Day Tour

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We are providing a private tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram in a single day. We are providing the best among all with experienced guide and drivers. We are not commercially oriented and only focus on satisfaction of the customers.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$154.23
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$154.23
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Mahabalipuram Trip with Archaeologist

Mahabalipuram Trip with Archaeologist

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- Mesmerising narration by an young Archaeologist, unheard stories, unseen places. - Perspectives covering History, Archaeological, Architecture & Mythological - Visiting 7th Century Built monuments & temples – Rock-cut architecture, Shore temple, Lighthouse, - Walking around 2004 incident unearthed 2000 years old Subramaniya temple excavated site (Optional) - Looking at wonders of nature – Krishna Butter Ball, Sea Shell Museum (Optional) - Shopping seashells, stone sculptures and handicrafts
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.29
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$196.29
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8 days Motorcycle tour from Chennai to Coromandel Coast on Royal Enfield

8 days Motorcycle tour from Chennai to Coromandel Coast on Royal Enfield

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India is best explored on a Royal Enfield motorcycle with its legendary thump. The tour is fully guided and comes with an escort rider to help you navigate through Indian traffic. Our escort rider is a cultural evangelist who will ensure you have an immersive cultural experience of India
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  • 8 days
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$1,472.00
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$1,472.00

15 days culture tour of South India in private car & flight with guide & hotels

15 days culture tour of South India in private car & flight with guide & hotels

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In this South India tour over 15 days, guests will experience the unique culture of the 3 South Indian States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. We will explore the architectural marvels built by patron Kings over the last 1000 years. We will also unravel the mysteries behind colourful rituals in magnificent temples. World heritage monuments of Mahabalipuram, Brihadeswar temple as well as Hampi will be the key highlights. The tour also includes a blissful 24 hours on a house boat in Kerala over the backwaters of the Arabian Sea!
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  • 15 days
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$2,613.34
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$2,613.34
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Motorcycle tour to Pondicherry as a day trip from Chennai

Motorcycle tour to Pondicherry as a day trip from Chennai

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The tour is conducted on a Royal Enfield Motorcycle which is the best way to explore these parts of India. An escort rider ensures ease of navigation through the traffic.
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  • 2 days
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$138.67
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$138.67

Historical Walking Tour in Mamallapuram

Historical Walking Tour in Mamallapuram

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Go behind the scenes in the history-filled coastal city of Mamallapuram on this guided walking tour. Learn the mythological legends behind UNESCO-listed attractions like Arjuna’s Penance and the Five Rathas, which are based on stories from India’s national epic, the Mahabharata. You’ll also get a peek at the Shore Temple, a seaside Vishnu and Shiva shrine built in a Dravidian style.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Day Trip to Mahabalipuram (Curated Private Sightseeing Experience)

Day Trip to Mahabalipuram (Curated Private Sightseeing Experience)

Experience the popular gateway Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites near to Chennai, known for its picturesque beauty, carved temples and rock-cut caves, heritage and culture on this guided day trip to Chennai's most perennial favorite gateway.
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  • 10 hours
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$126.19
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$126.19
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Colonial Coromandal With Tranquebar Danish Quarter

Colonial Coromandal With Tranquebar Danish Quarter

This itinerary is a great mix of the East Coast in Tamilnadu with the colonial stories .Chennai has a great history for the British Colonialisation and Tranquebar tells about the Danish connection.The presence of Germans in Tranquebar is also significant .The first printing press in India was set up by the Germans in Tranquebar and Ziegenbalg House-A Museum on Intercultural Exchange tells a great story on the strong German presence in this area.To add a bit of local life and culture,we have beautifully handcrafted some nice story telling tours through Mahabalipuram,Kanchipuram and Kumbakonam etc.Tranquebar is still known for its great Danish style and influence.
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  • 12 days
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$1,706.67
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$1,706.67
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Colonial Coromandel with Tranquebar

Colonial Coromandel with Tranquebar

This itinerary is a great mix of the East Coast in Tamilnadu with the colonial stories .Chennai has a great history for the British Colonialisation and Tranquebar tells about the Danish connection.The presence of Germans in Tranquebar is also significant .The first printing press in India was set up by the Germans in Tranquebar and Ziegenbalg House-A Museum on Intercultural Exchange tells a great story on the strong German presence in this area.To add a bit of local life and culture,we have beautifully handcrafted some nice story telling tours through Mahabalipuram,Kanchipuram and Kumbakonam etc.Tranquebar is still known for its great Danish style and influence.
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  • 12 hours
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$1,584.00
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$1,584.00
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Private Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai with lunch & guide

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Private Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai with lunch & guide

Mamallapuram (also called Mahaballipuram) is about an hour's drive from Chennai on the East Coast Road. It was the second capital and seaport of the Pallava Kings who ruled in the 5th century. Local legend has it that there was once a beautiful city here with seven temples, which the Gods submerged under the sea in anger.until in 2002, an Indo-British team of divers discovered a series of man-made structures under water, covering an area of several square miles.Today at Mamallapuram, you can see the famous Shore Temple, the only surviving temple out of the original seven (the rest have sunk under the sea). The Shore Temple is among the oldest temples of South India and represents the final flowering of Pallava art. Arjuna's Penance, one of the world's biggest bas-reliefs depicts the story of the descent of the River Ganges from Heaven to Earth. Cave temples and massive monolithic sculptures (carved from a single large block of granite) make Mamallapuram a place to remember.
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  • 7 hours
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$94.05
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$99.00
$4.95 savings
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Temple of Tamilnadu Tour from Chennai

Temple of Tamilnadu Tour from Chennai

Eight days private round trip Temple of Tamilnadu with entry & exit from Chennai is design to cover all major small & large temple of Tamilnadu in South India. Begin in Chennai then proceed to Kanchipuram a temple town to Vellore a fort city with largest golden temple in world. Further drive to Tiruvannamalai to Trichy to Madurai to Rameshwaram see some largest active temple. Continue to explore Thanjore, Darasuram & Gangaikonda Cholapuram UNESCO WHS of the Great Living Chola Temples. Also visit Chidambaram Temple, Pondicherry the French colonial town & Mahabalipuram temple before ending the tour in Chennai.
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  • 8 days
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$1,291.00
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$1,291.00
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Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry trip from Chennai with 01 Night Accommodation

Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry trip from Chennai with 01 Night Accommodation

This tour combines the coastal town of Mahabalipuram makes an ideal day trip from bustling Chennai, but organizing admission fees and transportation to explore independently takes up valuable sightseeing time and Gallic culture and history is alive and well in the old French colony of Pondicherry.
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  • 2 days
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$299.00
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$299.00
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Pondicherry, Thanjore & Trichy (5 Days)

Pondicherry, Thanjore & Trichy (5 Days)

South India is noted as a “world-class temple destination” for a huge collection of temples of which many are UNESCO world heritage site. It’s profusely built stones figures carved and aesthetically designed temples are unique in their architectural brilliance and known for rich sources of religious teachings. In this tour you will visit the marvelous temples in Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Gangai Konda Cholapuram, Darasuram, Chidambaram, Thanjore & in Tricy along with Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry.
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  • 5 days
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$828.00
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$828.00
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