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Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

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    Stop At: Pancha Rathas, Kancheepuram District, Mahabalipuram India

    Make the first stop of the day at the Pancharathas, or five chariots, a series of monolithic temples built by the Pallavas.These are rock cut monolith temples structures built in the 7th century. Each of the 5 rathas or chariots are dedicated to the lead cast of the Mahabharat epic- Draupadi, Arjuna, Nakul-Sahadeva, Bhima and Yudhister. There is also a sculpture of an elephant next to the ratha of Nakul-Sahadeva. Once you stand towards the rear of the elephant you will notice that there is an uncanny resemblance between the rear of the chariot and the elephant.


    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Arjuna's Penance, West Raja Street Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

    We next visit Arjuna’s Penace, a bas-relief monument that’s considered one of India’s most magnificent pieces of ancient art, depicting vivid scenes from the Mahabharata. The relief is 100 feet long and 45 feet tall! The main story being told is how Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers, performed severe austerities in order to obtain Lord Shiva's weapon.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: India Seashell Museum, Kalpakkam Road, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

    The 40000+ collection of Sea Shells is a singular effort of Raja Mohamad who spent 33 years to collect these items from around the world.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Krishna's Butter Ball, E Raja St, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

    The next stop is Krishna’s Butterball, a granite boulder that’s poised on a stony slope. This curious boulder seems to defy Newton's laws of gravity and has not moved an inch despite being in this precarious position on the slope for more than a thousand years.


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram India

    Our last port of call is the Shore Temple. The magnificent temple overlooks the Bay of Bengal and was an important centre during the reign of the Pallavas when Mahabalipuram was the main port of their Kingdom. Built by King Raja Simha during the early 8th century, the Shore Temple is a landmark in the architectural landscape of India. Marco Polo referred to this as the seven pagodas. The existing temple is the last surviving of the 7 which once stood as a beacon for sea farers.


    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Hotel Mamalla Bhavan, NO: 104, E Raja St, Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

    We have the Lunch in Hotel Mamalla bhavan.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I wanted to see Mahabalipuram after many suggestions. Wonder tours made it easy started with hotel pick up by my knowledgeable driver and tour manager Rajesh. He was very friendly and able to give lots of information along our journey. When we go to Mahabalipuram...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    rajeshwtt, Manager at Wonder tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Dear Maxel, Thank you for leaving us a positive review. we are happy that you enjoyed your Mahabalipuram tour. I am delighted you enjoyed this tour.It was our pleasure to hosting you. We are doing South India Multi-day tours in Tamilnadu,Pondicherry, Karnataka and Kerala. We...More

    Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

    Booked this trip as its itinerary contained what I wanted + the English guide. Pickup from hotel was in time, and I was surprised to be the only participant. At the end I had three guys at my service: driver, tour lead and local guide....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    rajeshwtt, Manager at Wonder tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

    Hi, Thank you for leaving us a positive review. we are happy that you enjoyed your Mahabalipuram day trip from Chennai. I am delighted you enjoyed this tour of world heritage site of Mahabalipuram with its rock cut sculptures and temples. It was our pleasure...More

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