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Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai provided by Uvamai Niche Tourism

Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai

Private Tour to Mahabalipuram from Chennai
3.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7–9 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7–9 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18568P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Toll and Parking Charges
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Fees (wherever it's necessary)
  • Entry/Admission - Monuments at Mahabalipuram
  • Entry/Admission - 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 - Mahishasuramardini Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Pancha Rathas
  • Entry/Admission - India Seashell Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
  • Entry/Admission - DakshinaChitra Museum
Duration
7–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message at least 6 hours before your pickup time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Toll and Parking Charges
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Fees (wherever it's necessary)
  • Entry/Admission - Monuments at Mahabalipuram
  • Entry/Admission - 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 - Mahishasuramardini Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Pancha Rathas
  • Entry/Admission - India Seashell Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
  • Entry/Admission - DakshinaChitra Museum
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message at least 6 hours before your pickup time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Monuments at Mahabalipuram
    Stop: 20 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Shore Temple
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Arjuna's Penance
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Descent Of The Ganges
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Varaha Cave Temple
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Krishna's Butter Ball
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Mahishasuramardini Cave
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Pancha Rathas
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 9
    India Seashell Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 10
    The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
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3.5
7 reviews
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Dave
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
After reading the reviews on this trip we went ahead and booked. Wish we hadn't, a small old taxi picked us up, 4 adults so was very cramped & boiling hot, driver had very little English, hardly said a word to us. Dropped off at places, no explanation, no info nothing. For the price they charge its daylight robbery,better off just getting your own taxi and going. They advertised Wifi & water neither of which were available. We put in a complaint to the company using WhatsApp,only to then be blocked by them!! All in all a waste of money & waste of a day. BEWARE, I suggest you book independently & not with this company.
Written December 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Uvamai-com
Kindly I would like to inform you again, as per your selected option tour guide not included. Written guide in PDF file and Audio Guide are included for self-guided tour option that also already sent to you in message. If you required tourist facilitator services to be included, you should have selected the option which is included. If you have not chosen that particular option then those services will not be provided. However it’s our sincere thanks for your review and travelled with us.
Written January 7, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GlobetrotterEm1543
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Family
After reading the reviews we had a good feeling that we would enjoy our experience.... WE WERE TOTALLY WRONG!
BEWARE!!! If you don’t get a good tour guide your experience will be a disaster!! He had ZERO English, gave us no information or knowledge about each location. Didn’t even give us his name!?
We was not provided what was advertised at all (water).
It would of been A LOT cheaper and easier to grab a taxi in the street!
Beware beware beware, we were totally robbed of our money on this tour!
Written December 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Uvamai-com
Kindly I would like to inform you again, as per your selected option tour guide not included. Written guide in PDF file and Audio Guide are included for self-guided tour option that also already sent to you in message. If you required tourist facilitator services to be included, you should have selected the option which is included. If you have not chosen that particular option then those services will not be provided. However it’s our sincere thanks for your review and travelled with us.
Written January 7, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dave
Mauritius1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Family
Our tour operator Mr Ranjith made our family tour so easy and simple that even the children were feeling so confortable and enjoyed the tour.
Written December 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sharon C
Manchester, England, United Kingdom25 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Really enjoyed the tour and our driver Mr. Ranjith was great. He spoke English really well and was a very genuine and helpful guy. We visited all of the temples but decided not to do the crocodile stop, that’s the great thing about this tour is you can customise it to suit you. Leaving early is totally the right thing to do as it gets really hot by 10.30 but thankfully we had done a few temples by then. Highly recommend this tour and driver. Highly recommended.
Written November 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

amirar986
Kuching, Malaysia20 contributions
Driver will pick up at the hotel and drive to mahabalipuram, which is around 1 and a half hour from the centre of chennai, a very lovely guide and driver, brings us to many attractions together with the detailed explanation. We gained a lot of knowledge from this tour. Totally would recommend it.
Written October 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Extra782222
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Marvelous sculptures on each rocks that has many stories within it, one of the unforgettable tour experiences
Written September 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Akhilesh1984
Mumbai, India5 contributions
Mar 2018
You need to plan it well. This is a bit out of chennai city and will take apprx 2:30 hours from airport. The place is quite old and have a small town around. There are three corners in the place and all corners have some attractions. Keep your car if family is with you, there are public vehicle also available for short travels inside. Overall a place of historical importance and 5-6 hours are required to visit all landmarks.
Written April 10, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanking you for your review but its "not related to our tour program"
Written June 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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kumarkyal
kumarkyal
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super shopping
overall nices experinces and good places i seen many shopping areas nices . food court aslo very nices
Bolghaty
Bolghaty
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Spiritual Heart of the world
Mount Arunachala in Tiruvannamalai even if fleetingly thought of assures "liberation".. just imagine being there in
plkb
plkb
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DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY
Booked the tour months before the date and received confirmation that hotel pick up was included. The day before th
sumilumi
sumilumi
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Wonderful tour!
This was a great tour. I got to see all of the four major temples in Chennai. As a solo traveler without a command
7SteveS
7SteveS
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Worse tour ever!
We have taken many tours in many cities all over the world; and this was by far the Worse! Tour guide said very l
racquetman_MN
racquetman_MN
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Pondicherry with Auroville
Made a trip into Pondy and Auroville in early January 2020. Auroville was fascinating. Pondy not that much. Was dis
Sandelll12
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Ms.
Excellent driver. Maybe a little more information on temples. Could be printed material identifying temples and th
M417NRlindac
M417NRlindac
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Attraction was fine but did not get all that I paid for
My driver was very nice and kind. But I suppose, my own fault, not reading in the email after booking that he was n
Commonwealthtourers
Commonwealthtourers
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An unforgettable day
Our driver and escort arrived promptly and explained the tour thoroughly. Unfortunately because I had chosen Tuesda
Umajampani123
Umajampani123
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It’s a wonderful experience here in Itc kohenur (FRONT OFFICE)
We came here few days back and we loved the hospitality and everything. Also we loved the food specially the multi
idries
idries
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Great Chennai tour
I only had 72 hours in Chennai, and the Chennai Sightseeing tour was a perfect opportunity to see the highlights of
Ranjinianish8755
Ranjinianish8755
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Tour
very good iam enjoy this tour great experience good driver next time I wish it Madurai Trichy Kanchipuram
Extra782222
Extra782222
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Well arranged tour
Kailasanatha Temple architecture and sculpture makes mind-blowing, other temples also worth to visit, One the best
SurajK266
SurajK266
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All in one place
Excellent place for the whole family..from entertainment to shopping to eatery everything is there for you.
679kateh
679kateh
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Interesting insights into old Madras
Our driver was flexible and shared historical insights. He even persuaded one of the on duty policemen at the Court
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