6 days in Tamil Nadu & Agra Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu & Agra Itinerary

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6 days in Tamil Nadu & Agra Itinerary

Start: Chennai
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
1
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  29​h
2
Agra
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chennai

1
night
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 1st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, make a trip to Pancha Rathas, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mahabalipuram trip itinerary builder site .

Chennai to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

3
nights
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort, steep yourself in history at Taj Mahal, and then walk around Mehtab Bagh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Agra visit planning site .

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Agra in 29 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Agra sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Agra

Tours Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Rail Tours

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