3 days in Mahabalipuram Itinerary

3 days in Mahabalipuram Itinerary

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Mahabalipuram
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Mahabalipuram

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, admire the landmark architecture of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Raya Gopura, delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple, then admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, and finally Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip maker website .

Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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