Shore Temple, one of the ancient South Indian temples, was constructed within the 7th century. It portrays the royal elegance of the Pallava dynasty in the Dravidian architectural style. According to the name, the most well-known monument of Mahabalipuram is situated right on the seashore.
Arjuna’s Penance is an outdoor rock relief listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s believed that the rock embossment depicts how the holy Ganges River was descended from the heavens to Earth. That’s why some locals call it the Descent of the Ganges.
You’ll find numerous cave temples on a small hill right behind Arjuna’s Penance. Intricate artistry and delicate carvings in the Varaha Cave Temple, and the fort-like half-finished Rayar Gopuram temple catch your eyes at first glance. You’ll find three lighthouses, two of which are old structures dating back to the 7th century.
Panch Ratna consists of 5 different landmarks named after the Pandavas, including Arjun Ratha, Nakul Sahdev Ratha, Dharmaraja Ratha, Bheem Ratha, and Draupadi Ratha. This archeologically important monument in Mahabalipuram is considered as cut concrete structures of old India.
A significant stone suited on a slope, Krishna’s belly is located 7 minutes away from Pancha Ratha. The area is a pleasant spot attracting many travelers to its trimmed yards. Wander around the old sanctuary and take the most loved photos you could ever imagine.
India Seashell Museum
The Shell Museum lies in the suburbs of Mahabalipuram. It houses an enormous collection of all possible types of shells you may ever think of, in different sizes and shapes. Undoubtedly, one will be surprised by the colors, sizes, and forms of the shells. Whether in the marine life or not, it does really worth a visit.
Mahabalipuram is the land of surprise! The crocodile farm is another fascinating adventure placed 15-17 km away from Mahabalipuram. Whether be adventurous or cautious, put these daring and risky activities on the top of your things-to-do list in Mahabalipuram.
Fairs and Festivals
India’s culture is closely tied to festivals and celebrations. Mahabalipuram Dance Festival is one of the most prominent celebrations held from December to January. Don’t miss the opportunity to dive into the world of lights, colors, joy, and music!
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.