Temple Tour to Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram (100 Kms): Visit Kanchipuram, one of Hinduism's seven most sacred cities. This "Golden City of a Thousand Temples" dates back to the early Cholas in the second century. Only around 70 temples of the original temple complex are still intact and the most famous is the Kailasanatha Temple built of sandstone in the early seventh century. Kanchipuram is famous for silk weaving and a visit to the nearby villages to see the craftsmen at work on their looms is rewarding experience.
Mamallapuram occupies a stunning position on a rocky outcrop between the beach and a lagoon. Built by the Pallava rulers in the seventh century, the complex comprises of 14 cave temples, nine monolithic " Rathas", three stone temples and two relief sculptured rock panels. These two rock-panels give a graphic description of Arjuna's penance when he prayed for the powers of Shiva and form the largest Bass Relief in the world. Particularly of interest is the shore temple built on the water's edge with an east-facing altar designed to catch the rising Sub, this has now been declared a World Heritage Site.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel lobby.
Duration: For Temple Tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram (100Kms): between nine and ten hours.
For Temple Tour to Mahabalipuram (45 Kms): Between six and seven hours.
For Temple Tour to Kanchipuram (60 Kms): Between seven and eight hours.
Start/opening time: For Temple Tour to Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram (100Kms) at 8am.
For Temple Tour to Mahabalipuram (45 Kms) at 8.30am.
For Temple Tour to Kanchipuram (60 Kms) at 8.30am.
Others: Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple complex at Kanchipuram. Please contact your supplier to confirm your pickup time for sightseeing / excursion.