|Duration : 2 nights / 3 days|
|Destinations : Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chennai|
Day - 01 - Chennai
Welcome by our representative at Chennai Airport who escorts you to the hotel. After refreshments and rest, leave for a full day guided city tour. Visit the gorgeous Marina Beach, the second longest in the world, Fort St. George, the oldest fort in Chennai and the beautiful Kapeleeswar Temple of Lord Shiva. Proceed to serene Santhome Cathedral, St. Mary's Church, National Art Gallery and have fun at Birla Planetarium, Anna Zoological Park and Peoples Park. Stop for a brief visit to Kalakshetra and Theosophical Society before proceeding to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day - 02 - Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram
Early morning, leave for Mahabalipuram, acclaimed as a World Heritage Site for its splendid rock-cut temples. Stop at Kanchipuram en route for a brief tour through the beautiful 'city of temples' and one of India's 'seven sacred cities'. Be mesmerized at the beauty of each temple, a masterpiece of architecture exemplifying the rich Dravidian era. Then proceed to seek the divine blessings of the famous Shankaracharya Seer of Kanchi. Spend some time shopping for exquisite world-famous Kanchivaram Silk sarees. Continue drive to Mahabalipuram. Transfer to hotel upon arrival for overnight stay.
Day - 03 - Mahabalipuram - Chennai
After breakfast, leave for a full day guided sightseeing tour. Visit Mahishasurmardini Caves, home to 9 stunning rock-cut temples, Shore Temple, one of the oldest in South India, Arjuna's Penance and Krishna Mandapam. Proceed to the 5 Rathas, a series of beautiful monolithic temples, each different from the other. The 20 km beautiful beach, Crocodile Farm, home to hundreds of live crocodiles, Snake Venom Extracting Center and School of Art and Sculpture are also worth a visit. Evening drive to Chennai and proceed to Airport to board onward flight for home.