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From Pondicherry: Day Tour To Mahabalipuram And Kanchipuram 12 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly

A private day trip from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram will introduce you to their traditions, aesthetics, and culture. Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram stand as testaments to the richness of culture, beliefs, and aesthetics that lie in store for those with the audacity to investigate.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Depart from Pondicherry and drive down to Mahabalipuram.

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM: Sightseeing in Mahabalipuram • Explore the iconic Shore Temple, a stunning example of Dravidian architecture. • Visit Arjuna's Penance and marvel at the intricately carved rock-cut sculptures. • Discover the craftsmanship of the Five Rathas, showcasing monolithic rock-cut temples.

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM: Travel to Kanchipuram • Depart from Mahabalipuram and travel to Kanchipuram, approximately a one-hour drive.

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM: Leisure Time in Kanchipuram • Take a stroll through the vibrant streets and Explore traditional silk weaving units in Kanchipuram, where skilled artisans demonstrate the intricate process of silk weaving. Witness firsthand the craftsmanship involved in every step, from dyeing the silk threads to handloom weaving.

04:00 PM - 06.00 PM: Sightseeing in Kanchipuram

• Visit the Vardaraja Perumal Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and admire its intricate architecture.

• Explore the Kailashanathar Temple, showcasing magnificent Pallava architecture and intricate carvings.

• Discover the spiritual ambience of the Ekambareswar Temple, one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalams dedicated to Lord Shiva.

• Conclude your temple tour with a visit to the Vaikunda Perumal Temple, an ancient Vishnu temple known for its historical significance.

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM: Return Journey to Pondicherry

• Depart from Kanchipuram and travel back to Pondicherry, approximately a two-hour drive.

What's included

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  • Start your journey in Chennai, the dynamic capital city of Tamil Nadu. Enjoy pickup from Chennai Air
  • Pickup and drop-off at Chennai (any suggested place)
  • Expert guide for commentary and assistance
  • Sightseeing at Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry
  • All entrance fees and taxes
  • Bottled water


  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the program and inclusions


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Available for

Adults, Seniors, Students

Departure & Return

Start city: Pondicherry , India

Pick up times available: 07:00, 07:30, 08:30

Pick up location: Pondicherry city

Ends at: Pondicherry 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 $145 per person