Chennai, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram 4 Days 3 Nights Tour Package.
This programme is a combination of History and leisure. Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram are two major historical destinations of South India. Kanchipuram is also the synonym of silk. You will relax on Mahabalipuram beach before you drive back.Good programme for weekenders from Chennai.
Things to do:
Guided Visits to historical monuments
Visit to Kanchipuram Silk weavers
Day 01 – Chennai – Kanchipuram
You will be picked up from Chennai to drive to Kanchipuram, the city of thousand temples. Sightseeing of Kanchipuram.You may also opt to visit the famous silk weaving units .Also you will get the best Kanchipuram Silk from this place. Overnight stay at Kanchipuram.
Kanchipuram - Kanchipuram, an ancient city known as “the city of thousand temples”, is one of the seven most sacred pilgrim centres for the Hindus. There now remain about 126 temples and a few more in its outskirts. Today, apart from its temples, this small town is also known for its thriving handloom industry. Ekambareswarar Temple - The eleven-storey structure which is adorned with beautiful sculptures is one of the tallest temple towers in South India. The ancient mango tree in the courtyard is revered by childless couples. They faithfully strung small cradles to the branches of the tree and leave with the hope that their desire for an offspring will be fulfilled.
Day 02 – Mahabalipuram(Mamallapuram)
After breakfast,drive to Mahabalipuram.Afternoon,explore the ancient heritage of Mahabalipuram temples, built in 7th century is today the sight of several antique sculptural marvels. Option for local sightseeing.The beaches of Mahabalipuram is so calm and peaceful.A nice street to walk in the evening with full of local life around.Overnight stay at the hotel.
Mahabalipuram - It is among the most outstanding examples of Dravidian art and architecture. The monuments are floodlit at night and so it is possible to enjoy their beauty even after sunset. Arjuna’s Penance - This skillfully carved rock is the largest bas - relief sculpture in the world. There are nine rock cut cave temples. The Mahishasuramardhini cave, contrasting the goddess fighting a demon on one side, and Lord Vishnu's cosmic sleep on the other, is a particularly remarkable one. Five Rathas -These rock-cut temples are rated as excellent example of Pallava art. Shaped in different styles, the fort of the rathas are supposed to have been scooped out of a single rock formation.
Day 03 – Mahabalipuram
Full day to enjoy the Beach.Overnight stay at resort.
Day 04 – Chennai Departure
You will be dropped to Chennai to connect your onward journey.