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Mahabalipuram in One Day

  • Price / Person: INR 1,500.00

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    Duration : 0N/1D

    Country : India

    Start : Mahabalipuram

    End : Mahabalipuram

    Category : History & heritage,

    Package Includes : Transfers,Sightseeing

    Places covered : Mahabalipuram,

    Pick up from Chennai hotel and all sightseeing and drop back at the Chennai

    (If you want us to pick you from Bangalore pls call or e mail us)

    Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) is an ancient historic town with beautiful rock carvings from 7th and 8th centuries.
    The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Mahabalipuram lies on the Coromandel Coast which faces the Bay of Bengal. This is an elegant place to watch which a well established sea port was during the 7th and 10th centuries of the Pallava dynasty. This was the second capital of the Pallavas who ruled Kanchipuram. 

    Cave temples, Shore temples, ancient carvings, beaches, forts, sea food, bustling seaport - Mahabalipuram has everything for a perfect historic outing experience.

    This seaside heritage getaway is situated 60 km south Chennai on the famous East Coast Road; and is very well connected with its neighbouring cities - forming a perfect getaway for people looking for history, sand, beach and relaxation.


    Places Covered are -

    SHORE TEMPLE
    ARJUNA’S PENANCE
    THIRUKADALMALLAI / STHALASAYANA PERUMAL TEMPLE
    Pancha Rathas (Five Chariots)
    CAVE TEMPLES
    MAHISHAMARDINI CAVE TEMPLE
    Varaha Cave Temple
    LIGHT HOUSE
    KRISHNA'S BUTTERBALL
    MAHABALIPURAM BEACH
    SEA SHELL MUSEUM

    Package Includes:

    1.  Hotel or Airport pick up and drop and all Sightseeing in private car (or SIC if mentioned) and transfers as and where mentioned clearly
    2.  Road taxes, toll and parking and driver charges are included

    Package Excludes:
    1. Entry ticket fees to tourist places (Unless specifically mentioned)
    2. Any Visa fee, Travel insurance, medical, guide service, personal expense not exclusively listed here
    3. Government taxes
    4. Bus/flight ticket from your place or starting point
    6. Meals other than mentioned in the package

    Terms and Conditions:
    1. Premium will be charged during festival season or long holidays season and weekend for hotel booking. Some hotels if do not have restaurants or charge hefty amount; in those cases we will not be able to arrange breakfast however we will compensate by INR 100 per head per day for breakfast or we will ask our guide to take you for brekfast. There is no breakfast if booked under economy category. Breakfast is only available in standard and above category of booking.
    2. This price is applicable for couple booking
    3. The change in dates will attract re-quote
    4. Normal hotel check-in time is from 2:00 PM onward and check-out time is at 12 PM and in India its 12 for check in and 10 for check out
    5. The above cost does not include any kind of surcharge, if applicable during the given travel period
    6. 'No Show' is subject to full booking charges
    7. Pls call us for group booking discount if there are more than 2 adult travellers
    8. For international trips Forex conversion of 4.4% or INR 2000 is applicable per booking
    9. Package has to be booked at least 5 days in advance to ensure quality. For urgent packages we will try our best to arrange the best hotel available for you in that category
    10. If more than one state is included in the transfers; their will be additional interstate taxes that our customer has to pay
    11. No money will be refunded if hotels are car is booked and payment is already made. In this case Navigers will provide proof of expense to customer

    Navigers

    Day 1

    Hotel :N/A

    • Navigers rep will come and pick you from hotel in private car and take you for sightseeing

    • SHORE TEMPLE - This beautiful temple overlooks the shores of the Bay of Bengal. It was originally constructed during the 7th century and later it was Narasimha Varman II, (Rajasimha) completed the skilled work in his rule. This finely cut granite temple on the sea shore; is decorated with various rock cut relief and sculptures. Sunrise and sunset add to the scenic charm of the Shore temple. So it is best to visit the temple at dawn and dusk.

    • ARJUNA’S PENANCE - is a huge open-air sculpture which depicts the various events that occurred during Arjuna’s Penance. The relief is carved on two big rocks which are approximately 43 feet high.

    • THIRUKADALMALLAI / STHALASAYANA PERUMAL TEMPLE - Thirukadalmallai, the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was also built by Pallava Kings during 8th century, in order to safeguard the sculptures from the ocean. The temple is also called Sthalasayana Perumal Temple and is considered as one of 108 holy abodes of Lord Vishnu. The temple is open from 6 am to 12 pm and 3pm to 8:30 pm and six daily rituals are conducted here.

    • Pancha Rathas (Five Chariots) is a five monolithic pyramidal structures named after the Pandavas (Arjuna, Bhima, Yudhishtra, Nakula and Sahadeva) and Draupadi. An interesting aspect of the rathas is that, despite their sizes they are not assembled – each of these is carved from one single large piece of stone. These carved monoliths have all been carved out of pink granite and the tallest one of them is around 40 feet high.

    • CAVE TEMPLES - Mahabalipuram houses a total number of 8 Rock-Cut Cave Temples built in the 7th century by the Pallava Kings. The various cave temples are namely, Krishna, Mahishasuramardini, Varaha, Trimurti, Kotikal, Tiger, Atiranachanda and Panchapandava. The temples feature a number of finely cut rock sculptures in detail.

    • MAHISHAMARDINI CAVE TEMPLE - Mahishamardini Cave is a monolithic sculpture. One of the sculptures in the cave represents Lord Vishnu, sleeping on serpent and surrounded by gods. Another carving shows Goddess Durga killing the buffalo-headed demon.

    • Varaha Cave Temple - is a monolithic rock-cut temple with a mandapam, which dates back to 7th century. It has the beautiful sculpture of Lord Vishnu as Varaha along with the boar, holding Bhudevi, the earth goddess in his arms

    • LIGHT HOUSE - built in 1894. It is open to tourists since 2011. It was closed in 2001 following perceived LTTE threat. This lighthouse with a circular masonry tower is made of natural stone. The view from the top of this light house if breathtaking.

    • KRISHNA'S BUTTERBALL - is a large rock balanced on the hillside. The rock is around 5 m in diameter and is resting on 45 degree angle and is famous spot among tourists.

    • MAHABALIPURAM BEACH - Mahabalipuram Beach is a beautiful 20 km long beach, which has various activities like diving, wind surfing and motor boating.

    • SEA SHELL MUSEUM - Sea shell Museum is located 1.5 km away from Panch Rathas. It has around 40,000 kinds of shells on display. These shells have been collected by K Raja Mohamed, the founder of the museum. The museum also has oysters and snails with information about their sizes and origin. You can also find a shopping centre and fish aquarium at this museum complex.

    • After all the sightseeing, Navigers rep will drop you back home in a private car


    Important Point for Holiday packages

    1. Premium will be charged during festival season or long holidays season and weekend for hotel booking. Some hotels if do not have restaurants or charge hefty amount; in those cases we will not be able to arrange breakfast however we will compensate by INR 100 per head per day for breakfast or we will ask our guide to take you for breakfast

    2. This price is applicable for couple booking

    3. The change in dates will attract re-quote

    4. Normal hotel check-in time is from 2:00 PM onward and check-out time is at 12 PM and in India its 12 for check in and 10 for check out

    5. The above cost does not include any kind of surcharge, if applicable during the given travel period

    6. 'No Show' is subject to full booking charges

    7. Pls call us for group booking discount if there are more than 2 adult travellers

    8. For international trips Forex conversion of 4.4% or INR 2000 is applicable per booking

    9. Package has to be booked at least 5 days in advance to ensure quality. For urgent packages we will try our best to arrange the best hotel available for you in that category

    10. If more than one state is included in the transfers; there will be additional interstate taxes that our customer has to pay

    11. No money will be refunded if hotels are car is booked and payment is already made. In this case Navigers will provide proof of expense to customer

    12. No bookings are made until customer makes the payment

    13. Rates are subject to change without notice

    • Cancelling before 1 Days to 10 Days will deduct 100%

    • Cancelling before 11 Days to 30 Days will deduct 10%