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Madras crocodile bank and DakshinaChitra trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

Madras crocodile bank and DakshinaChitra trip from Chennai by Wonder tours - Mahabalipuram, India

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Mahabalipuram, India

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The Madras Crocodile Bank is a reptile zoo and herpetology research station, located 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of the city of Chennai.One of the main attractions of the bank is the Crocodile Conservation Center. It is the largest breeding center of crocodiles in India and has bred thousands of crocodiles since its inception ... More info ›

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The Madras Crocodile Bank is a reptile zoo and herpetology research station, located 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of the city of Chennai.One of the main attractions of the bank is the Crocodile Conservation Center. It is the largest breeding center of crocodiles in India and has bred thousands of crocodiles since its inception. The captive breeding program at the crocodile bank was so successful that by the 1990s there were over 8,000 crocodiles in residence, thousands had been reintroduced to the wild, and more sent to zoos and wildlife parks around the world. The bank houses 12 endangered species of turtles and tortoises and 5 species of snakes, including king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), Asian water monitors (Varanus salvator salvator)two species of pythons, and albino cobras.One of the biggest attractions of the park is a fierce salt-water crocodile known as Jaws III.

We pick up you from hotel in Chennai.

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Stop At: The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Post Bag No 4,Mamallapuram, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

One of the main attractions of the bank is the Crocodile Conservation Center. It is the largest breeding center of crocodiles in India and has bred thousands of crocodiles since its inception.

Duration: 2 hours

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Half Day Tour Mahabalipuram History Walk

Half Day Tour Mahabalipuram History Walk - Mahabalipuram, India

Duration: 5 hours
Location: Mahabalipuram, India

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$33.50

Mahabalipuram is a 7th century Port city which is an UNESCO monument located near the seashore. The section will be interactive and fun, we will be talking about history, culture and of course i'll answer your curious questions about the mahabalipuram, once in a while i'll ask you for a pose, sometimes i click you candid ... More info ›

Mahabalipuram is a 7th century Port city which is an UNESCO monument located near the seashore. The section will be interactive and fun, we will be talking about history, culture and of course i'll answer your curious questions about the mahabalipuram, once in a while i'll ask you for a pose, sometimes i click you candid. of-course i will tell you the story of Mahabalipuram and all it's monuments. finally, we will be experiencing the sunset with some stunning pictures.

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Stop At: Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram India

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram Overview

Built during the 7th century, Shore Temple is one of the oldest South Indian temples constructed in the Dravidian style and depicts the royal taste of the Pallava dynasty. It is a testimonial to the heritage of India. It is located in Mahabalipuram and is one of the most photographed monuments in India located on the shores of Bay of Bengal. The work of the temple has been listed amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

The Shore Temple's name originated as a result of its overlooking the shore of Bay of Bengal. It is built with blocks of granite which can be dated back to the 8th century AD. It comprises of three shrines, where the prominent ones are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. In the Sanctum Sanctorum an image of Shivalinga is present. Towards the end, two shrines facing each other can be spotted. One shrine out of this is dedicated to Ksatriyasimnesvara and the other one to Lord Vishnu. The image shows Lord Vishnu reclining on the 'Seshanag' which depicts "consciousness" in Hinduism.

The Shore Temple is no more a living temple. It was constructed as a work of art. The Pallavas, who were known to be great patrons of art wanted to create a temple in their own style of architecture. At present, Shore Temple is made the background of the Mahabalipuram Dance Festival which is held in January/February every year. The festival marked as well as promoted the traditional dance as well as tourism in Mahabalipuram. The temple looks beautiful due to the lights during weekend evenings.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram Overview

Also known as Mamallapuram by locals, the Mahabalipuram Beach is situated at a distance of 58 km from the Chennai city in Tamil Nadu. The beach lies on the shore of Bay of Bengal and comprises of some rock-cut sculptures which are pleasing to the eyes. It is also famous for caves, massive rathas, chariots and temples which offer a great spot for holiday. The Mahabalipuram beach is a perfect place to relax and give yourself a break from the deadlines and work pressure on a daily basis. People from near and far flock to the beach especially to enjoy the natural sunbathing offered by the beach. The windsurfers and swimming lovers are bound to have an amazing time at the beach for they are seen doing just that on the shores of the beach.

So as to attract tourists, the beach also has interesting places to offer including a crocodile bank with about 5000 crocodiles belonging to 6 different species, a school of art & sculpture and a snake venom extracting centre. There are also numerous resorts along the beach offering delicious food joints to fill the empty bellies of visitors. The scintillating beach has golden sand all along the stretch surrounded by rising hills and the sparkling sea.

Mahabalipuram is a town mostly known for its shore temples which were constructed by Rajasimha, the king of Pallavas in old times. Therefore, the strategic location of the beach amidst the rocks and lagoon makes it a perfect combination of history, tourism and beaches ideal for vacation. The beach stretches for about 20 km and there are numerous lovely beaches present all along the coastline perfect for a little relaxation. Also, at this captivating beauty of Mahabalipuram a dance festival is organised by the Department of Tourism of the Government of Tamil Nadu every year where one can get to see extremely talented classical dancers performing against the backdrop of the sea.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram India

Five Rathas, Mahabalipuram Overview

The Five Rathas, also known as Panch Rathas, is a exemplary set of rock temples. They are excellent examples of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture.

These temples are built in the same shape as pagodas, and greatly resemble Buddhist shrines and monasteries. The rathas are associated with the great epic Mahabharata. The first ratha that is located right by the entrance gate is Draupadi's Ratha. It is shaped like a hut and is dedicated to the goddess Durga. Next comes Arjuna's Rath. This one has a small portico and carved pillar stones and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are no carvings inside this temple, but many are on the outside. Directly in front of Arjuna's Rath is the Nakula Sahadev Rath. This ratha has some huge elephant sculptures included that are a huge draw for the Five Rathas. It is dedicated to the God of Rain, Lord Indra. The Bhima Rath is huge. It measures 42 ft in length, 24ft in width, and 25ft in height. The pillars there do contain lion carvings even though the ratha as a whole is incomplete. The largest of the Five Rathas is the Dharamraja Yudhistar's Rath.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Arjuna's Penance, West Raja Street Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

Arjuna's Penance, Mahabalipuram Overview

The Arjuna's Penance is an enormous rock-cut relief, one of the largest in the whole world, situated in Mahabalipuram of Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu. It is also known by the name 'Descent of the Ganges' because the structure depicts either or both of these two significant and symbolic events of Hindu mythology; thus making this attraction spot a favourite among historians, scholars, academics as well as tourists who are enthusiastic about the cultural past of India.

Not just historically, the structure is a fine specimen of this unique form of art of carving and sculpting on rock forms, that has roots way back in the 7th century South India. Most of these rock forms, including Arjuna's Penance, owe its existence to the Pallava dynasty that ruled over the region south of Vindhyas from 4th to 9th century. Till date these sites bear the legacy of the Pallava art, now being protected by ASI and UNESCO.

People gather here throughout the year, not only to experience the unimaginable efficiency of the craftsman of that era that made such a creation possible only with basic tools like hammer and chisel; but also to learn about the interesting stories that hide behind its interpretation. It is a crowd favourite in Mahabalipuram and represent one of those attraction sites in South India where culture meets history to create a great opportunity for explorers.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Alamparai Fort, 50 km from Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram 604303 India

Alamparai Fort, Mahabalipuram Overview

Many do not know the significance of the captivating fort as this long forgotten trading post is spoken about quite infrequently. In fact, the fort was listed in the International Tourism Fair in Berlin as one of the twenty lesser known tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu by The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC). No matter what the present condition of the Alamparai fort is, the view is sure to take your breath away. As you walk across the enthralling fort, you'll find surprising traces of life in the form of shrubs, creepers, bushes and trees even on the walls. It almost looks like they are supporting those parts of the structure and help them stand strong even today.

The Alamparai Fort exudes a gloomy yet attractive vibe that is irresistible for many. Some may condemn the state of the fort, and some may still find beauty in its existence. The enchanting location of the fort has been used for many outdoor advertisement and movie shootings including a Tamil movie named Pithamagan, starring Suriya and Vikram, famous actors in Tollywood. References to this beautiful location and the trading post are also made in Sangam Literature, Cirupanarruppatai.

Alamparai served as a sea port in ancient times. It was also known as Alamparva and Alampuravi. The fort was constructed during the rule of the Mughals extending from 1736 CE to 1740 CE. It was first under the control of the Nawab of Arcot Doste Ali Khan. However, it was later given to the French.

After the Carnatic war had taken place, French lost to the British which is how the British began exercising direct control over the fort and then the fort got demolished in 1760. Before the war, the fort was ruled by Nawab Doste Ali Khan in 1750, and for the services provided by the French commander Duplex to Subedar Muzarfarzang, the fort was handed over to them.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

Sadras, Mahabalipuram Overview

Sadras is an exquisite beach resort that has taken full advantage of the beautiful landscape. The beaches that surround Mahabalipuram are beset by beautiful, green casuarinas groves.

The contrast of the vibrant green with the sparkling white beaches is breathtaking, and a sight that is a delight to everyone who has to will to enjoy it. This beach resort is located 13 kilometers outside of Mahabalipuram. There is an old ruined Dutch Fort and a Dutch cemetery with finely embossed headstones. It is intruging to explore some of the Dutch history in the region as well as that of India itself.

Duration: 45 minutes

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Corporate Day Outing with Adventure & Team Building package.

Corporate Day Outing with Adventure & Team Building package. - Mahabalipuram, India

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Mahabalipuram, India

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$30.00

Visit Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a private tour. The package includes a sumptuous buffet lunch at Chariot beach Resort and evening Tea/Coffee with cookies.Explore the ruins and spend the day exploring temples, ruins, sandy beaches , a 300 acre organic farm and the famous seashell museum with a personal guide who will tailor the day to your interests.

Carved from sold boulders these monuments are jaw dropping! They are in a good state of preservation having been buried in sand for many years and protected from the environment ... More info ›

Visit Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a private tour. The package includes a sumptuous buffet lunch at Chariot beach Resort and evening Tea/Coffee with cookies.Explore the ruins and spend the day exploring temples, ruins, sandy beaches , a 300 acre organic farm and the famous seashell museum with a personal guide who will tailor the day to your interests.

Carved from sold boulders these monuments are jaw dropping! They are in a good state of preservation having been buried in sand for many years and protected from the environment. Not to be missed if you are in this part of India, also there are many more monuments and temples close by.. You will appreciate the artisans work and dedication once you view the magnificent work carved out of Stone/ Rock.

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Mahabalipuram Tour

Mahabalipuram Tour  - Mahabalipuram, India

Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Location: Mahabalipuram, India

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$77.00

The Tour is provided by reliable licenced Drivers & Guides to ensure your safety. It is totally flexible and can be altered as per your requirements ... More info ›

The Tour is provided by reliable licenced Drivers & Guides to ensure your safety. It is totally flexible and can be altered as per your requirements. Group type: Private

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Pass By: Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram India

Pick up from Chennai Airport / Hotel & drive to Mahabalipuram

Stop At: Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram India

visit the Famous world heritage monuments of The Shore Temple.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Arjuna's Penance, West Raja Street Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

Arjuna's Penance is the splendor of Mamallapuram. It is a huge rock in the canvas unfolding a scene of gods and demigods, birds, beasts and natural scenery.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pancha Rathas, Kancheepuram District, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

Panch Rathas, also known as The Five Rathas, is a exemplary set of rock temples. They are excellent examples of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture.

These temples are built in the same shape as pagodas, and greatly resemble Buddhist shrines and monasteries. The rathas are associated with the great epic Mahabharata

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tiger Cave, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

This is unique rock cut cave on the seashore on which the tiger scuptures are carved.

Drop to Chennai Airport / Hotel


Duration: 30 minutes

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Nolen Gur Getaways – Wellness, Food, Nature & History Trails

Nolen Gur Getaways – Wellness, Food, Nature & History Trails - Mahabalipuram, India

Duration: 3 to 9 hours
Location: Mahabalipuram, India

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$70.00

A wellness retreat can act as an escape, so unwind & relax in traditional eco-stays in OFF-BEAT locations with 'local, healthy, nutritionist planned meals'.
Enjoy AYATANA Signature Therapies that focus on rejuvenating the body through the relaxation of the mind.

Visit: Tiger Cave, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

The Tiger Cave is considered to be one of the Mahabalipuram rock-cut temples constructed by the Pallavas in the 8th century AD.

Duration: 30 minutes

Visit: Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram India

Pancha Pandava Cave, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
It is the largest cave temple in Mahabalipuram also an example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century ... More info ›

A wellness retreat can act as an escape, so unwind & relax in traditional eco-stays in OFF-BEAT locations with 'local, healthy, nutritionist planned meals'.
Enjoy AYATANA Signature Therapies that focus on rejuvenating the body through the relaxation of the mind.

Visit: Tiger Cave, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

The Tiger Cave is considered to be one of the Mahabalipuram rock-cut temples constructed by the Pallavas in the 8th century AD.

Duration: 30 minutes

Visit: Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Mahabalipuram India

Pancha Pandava Cave, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
It is the largest cave temple in Mahabalipuram also an example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century. The temple is one of the finest testimonial to the ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis, of rock-cut cave architecture.
Sea Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. Named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal.
Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
An example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. The complex was carved during 7th century
Arjuna's Penance, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
The 7th century descent of the Ganges and Arjuna's Penance are portrayed in stone at the Pallava heritage site. The relief is more of a canvas of Indian rock cut sculpture at its best not seen anywhere in India.
Krishna's Butter Ball, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu
The boulder is approximately 6 meters high and 5 meters wide and weighs around 250 tons. It stands on an approximately 1.2-meter (4 ft) base on a slope, and is said to have been at the same place for 1200 years.


Duration: 3 hours

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Nolen Gur - Mahabs Food Trail

Nolen Gur - Mahabs Food Trail - Mahabalipuram, India

Duration: 3 to 9 hours
Location: Mahabalipuram, India

From USD
$49.00

Guided Food Trail - Mahabalipuram has a unique flavour of restaurants & shacks serving speciality sea food and coastal cuisine. We take you on a journey to experience most of it.
Specific tables & items at every restaurant/shack

Visit: Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

The beach at Mahabalipuram is filled with activity ... More info ›

Guided Food Trail - Mahabalipuram has a unique flavour of restaurants & shacks serving speciality sea food and coastal cuisine. We take you on a journey to experience most of it.
Specific tables & items at every restaurant/shack

Visit: Mahabalipuram Beach, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

The beach at Mahabalipuram is filled with activity. Fishing boats, restaurants, street vendors...

Duration: 1 hour

Visit: Tiger Cave, Mahabalipuram 603104 India

The Tiger Cave is considered to be one of the Mahabalipuram rock-cut temples constructed by the Pallavas in the 8th century AD.

Duration: 30 minutes

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