Travel over 100 kilometers and visit entrancing temples from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram on this temple tour.
Visit Kanchipuram and explore one of Hinduism’s seven most sacred cities that dates back to the early Cholas in the second century. This extraordinary place is also known as the Golden City of a thousand temples and around 70 temples of the original temple complex are still intact today and waiting to be discovered.
The most famous temple in Kanchipuram is the Kailasanatha Temple, an impressive structure built entirely from sandstone in the early 7th century. You will also learn that Kanchipuram is famous for its silk weaving and produces beautiful hand-woven sarees. It really is a fascinating place to visit!
You will then drive on to Mamallapuram which occupies a stunning position on a rocky outcrop between the beach and a lagoon. Built by the Pallava rulers in the 7th century, this town comprises of 14 cave temples, nine monolithic Rathas and three stone temples. Prepare to be amazed when you visit one of the largest relief sculptures in the world known as The Great Relief. You’ll be faced with spectacular carvings of spirits, humans, animals and more.
A visit to Mamallapuram would not be complete without seeing the infamous Shore Temple. This building majestically sits on the water’s edge overlooking the Bay of Bengal with an east-facing alter designed to catch the rays of the rising sun. A truly spectacular sight awaits you.