3 days in Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Itinerary

3 days in Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Itinerary

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3 days in Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Itinerary

Start: Visakhapatnam
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Visakhapatnam

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, stroll through Covelong Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and finally look for gifts at Apollo Books.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram tour planning tool .

Visakhapatnam to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach

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Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailasanathar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, then steep yourself in history at Ekambareshvara Temple, then stop by Raja Spiritual Super Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjeevarayar Hanuman Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanchipuram planner .

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram takes 2 hours. August in Kanchipuram sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites Shopping
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Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple

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