Day 01: Chennai
Arrive at Chennai and check-into the hotel, spend your day in local sightseeing of Chennai city, where you can visit the Santhome Cathedral, Birla Planetarium, Elliot Beach, ValluvarKottam, National Art and Government Museum, Anna Zoological Park, Kalakshetra and the Theosophical Society. With its historic landmarks and buildings, long sandy beaches, cultural and art centers and parks, Chennai’s tourism offers many interesting locations to visitors.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Mahabalipuram / Kanchipuram
Drive to Mahabalipuram, a legacy in stone and the world heritage site famous for the monolith temples dating back to centuries. The beauty of the place is not only due to these architecture but the vast casuarinas trees, the silvery sandy beach the classical hand male crafts around have made them all to form what is a collective splendor. Any visitor who visits Mahabalipuram will remain startled and intoxicated with the grandeur. They feel hand hearted and more out from this historical and fascinating tourist spot.
Kanchipuram, the city of temples. There are several big temples including some of the prominent Vishnu Temples and Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu, Varadharaja Perumal Temple for Lord Vishnu and Ekambaranatha Temple which is the “earth abode” of Lord Siva. Other abodes include Chidambaram (Sky), Sri Kalahasti (air), Thiruvanaikaval (water) and Tiruvannamalai (fire), Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kumara Kottam, Kachapeshwarar Temple, and Kailasanathar Temple.
Reach Mahabalipuram to have an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Mahabalipuram
Spend the whole day in the sightseeing tour of Mahabalipuram. Shore temple: The Shore Temple is a five-storeyed structural Hindu temple rather than rock-cut as are the other monuments at the site. It is the earliest important structural temple in Southern India. It is made out of finely cut local granite. The shore temple is also one of the most popular temples. Recent excavations have revealed new structures here under the sand.Arjuna’s Penance: Arjuna’s Penance is a sculptural marvel. It is 31 m long and 9 m high and its surface has detailed carvings depicting animals, as they would appear in their natural surroundings. The Arjuna’s penance is one of the most famous stone carvings at Mahabalipuram. It is an enormous relief made on two massive boulders. One of the biggest open-air rock canvases in the world. The surface of the rock has detailed carvings, showing the most endearing and natural renditions of animals especially the elephants and monkeys.Krishna Mandapam: This is the biggest among the Mandapams and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The sculpture inside this Mandapam beautifully pictures the myth of Lord Krishna during his brave and energetic adulthood. He lifted the huge mount govardhara in elder to provide shelter to his people and their animals from the rain.Pancha Rathas: Pancha Rathas an example of monolith Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century. These five Rathas are the perfect examples of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture. There are built in the shape of pagodas and they look similar to that of the Buddhist shrines and monasteries. Rathas in English means carrots. There chariots are constructed with Towers, The cars of gods, multipillared halls, and sculptured walls which are chiselled out minutely.
Marina Beach: Marina beach is the longest urban beach in India and the world’s second longest. Bathing and swimming at the Marina Beach can be dangerous as the undercurrent is very turbulent and are legally prohibited. It is the most crowded beach in the country.vernight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Departure
Reach the Mahabalipuram airport to board a flight to your onward destination or way back home.