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From Chennai: Private Same-Day Tour To Mahabalipuram 8 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly

Embark on a culturally enriching day journey from Chennai, by exploring the Chola Arts Village, Dakshinachitra, and Mahabalipuram Shore Temples. Conclude the day with relaxation at Kovalam Beach. A day of cultural immersion awaits those who are eager to explore the region's rich heritage.

• Departure from Chennai at 8:00 AM Pick up from your hotel or any desired location. Commence your day journey from Chennai in an early hour to optimise your schedule. Drive to Mahabalipuram, which is approximately a 1.5 to 2-hour journey from Chennai.

• Arrival at Chola Arts Village at 9:30 AM Upon arrival, visit the Chola Arts Village as your initial destination. Approximately one hour should be devoted to perusing this cultural centre, where artisans exhibit Chola dynasty-era handicrafts including stone carving, silk weaving, and bronze casting.

• Proceed to Dakshinachitra at 10:30 AM. Proceed with your expedition towards Dakshinachitra, an adjacent living museum. Approximately one and a half hours should be devoted to gaining an understanding of the architectural and cultural splendour of South India via the museum's displays, traditional dwellings, and craft exhibitions.

• Explore the Mahabalipuram Shore Temples at 1:30 p.m. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed shore structures of Mahabalipuram following lunch (Lunch not included). Invest an estimated one and a half hours in the exploration of these antiquated rock-cut temples, enthralled by their splendid architecture and profound historical import.

• Departure for Kovalam Beach at 3:00 PM Bid farewell to Mahabalipuram and head towards Kovalam Beach, which is accessible via a brief journey. Delight in the picturesque voyage and eagerly anticipate the rejuvenation that awaits you at the shore.

• Arrival at Kovalam Beach at 3:45 PM Upon reaching Kovalam Beach, proceed to leisurely sit by the shore for the remainder of the afternoon. Spend an afternoon strolling along the shore, indulging in a refreshing plunge in the warm waters, or unwinding on the sandy shore.

• The return to Chennai is at 6:00 PM. Return to Chennai by departing Kovalam Beach as the day draws to a close. Upon reflecting on the day's events, savour the recollections of your enlightening day excursion through the state of Tamil Nadu. Arrive at Chennai and drop off at your preferred hotel or place.

What's included

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  • Pickup and drop-off services at your specified location in Chennai
  • Expert guide providing insightful commentary and assistance throughout the tour
  • Comprehensive sightseeing at Chola Arts Village, Mahabalipuram, and Dhakshinachitra
  • Admission fees and taxes for all included attractions
  • Bottled water provided to keep you refreshed during the tour
  • Inclusive of all local taxes and fees for a hassle-free experience


  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions or program


Available in


Available for

Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Chennai , India

Pick up times available: 07:00, 07:30

Pick up location: Chennai Airport

Ends at: Chennai Hotels

Nearest airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA)

Eco Features:

  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $72 per person