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From Chennai: Private Tour To Vandalur Kovalam Mahabalipuram 8 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly

Begin a memorable day excursion from Chennai to Vandalur Zoo, then to Kovalam Crocodile Bank, and later to Kovalam Beach. Also, visit Mahabalipuram's historic temples and a stunning beach sunset. Carry more memories of adventure, exploration, nature's wonder, and ancient culture.

8:00 AM: Departure from Chennai Begin your day excursion from Chennai with a convenient pick-up from your hotel or desired location, ensuring a full day of exploration ahead.

9:00 AM: Vandalur Zoo - Arrive at Vandalur Zoo, also known as the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, one of the largest zoological parks in South Asia. Spend the morning exploring the diverse collection of wildlife, including rare and endangered species, in a naturalistic environment.

11:30 AM: Departure to Kovalam Crocodile Bank - Leave Vandalur and head towards Kovalam Crocodile Bank, a renowned reptile zoo and research centre dedicated to the conservation of crocodiles and other reptiles. Explore the park's exhibits, learn about crocodile conservation efforts, and witness feeding sessions for an educational and thrilling experience.

1:00 PM: Departure to Kovalam Beach - After visiting the Crocodile Bank, proceed to Kovalam Beach, a serene coastal village located on the outskirts of Chennai. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Tamil Nadu countryside as you make your way to the beach. Spend some time strolling at the beach.

2:30 PM: Departure to Mahabalipuram - After Lunch, Bid farewell to Kovalam and embark on the next leg of your journey to Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its ancient rock-cut temples and shore temples.

4:30 PM: Mahabalipuram Exploration - Arrive in Mahabalipuram and spend the late afternoon exploring its architectural wonders. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, and the Five Rathas, marvelling at the intricate carvings and rich history of these ancient monuments.

6:00 PM: Sunset at Mahabalipuram Beach - Conclude your day excursion with a mesmerizing sunset experience at Mahabalipuram Beach. Watch as the sun dips below the horizon, casting a golden glow over the sea and the surrounding monuments, creating a magical ambience to end your day.

7:00 PM: Return to Chennai- Depart from Mahabalipuram and make your way back to Chennai, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences and memories created during your day excursion. Depending on your preference, you may choose to unwind at your accommodation or explore Chennai's vibrant nightlife before bidding farewell to an enriching day of exploration.

What's included

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  • Knowledgeable guides will offer insightful comments and intriguing information about the sights
  • Well-maintained vehicles with basic facility makes getting from Chennai to attractions and back easy
  • This package includes Vandalur Zoo and Mahabalipuram's cultural monument entrance fees
  • The beautiful drive from Vandalur to Kovalam offers stunning views of Tamil Nadu's countryside
  • Learn about Tamil Nadu's rich culture by touring Mahabalipuram's temples, monuments with experts
  • To round off a day of touring, watch a stunning sunset at Mahabalipuram Beach
  • From booking to on-site support, our devoted team is here to help you have a great trip


  • Gratuities and any personal expense
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions and program


Available in


Available for

Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Chennai , India

Pick up times available: 08:00, 08:30

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