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Chennai’il Oru Naal

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Chennai’il Oru Naal

A one day quick getaway customized for the busy you, to the spectacular and astounding outskirts of the city. Take a walk through the impeccable sculptures, make a wish at the shore temple, learn about Arjuna’s penance and the mighty Ganges, and stroll through all of local markets for souvenirs and also lunch at one of Chennai’s finest sea-food restaurant.

What’s included

  • Costs for 2 pax
  • Pick up and Drop
  • All entry fees along with 1 boat ride
  • Lunch coupon for two
  • All toll charges
  • Complimentary souvenir goody bag

What’s Not Included

  • Personal expenses during the trip
  • Tips and portrage
  • Service tax as applicable
  • Guide and the charges for the same (optional requirement)

Daily Trip Plan

Day 1: Pick up – Boating in Muttukadu – Pancha Rathas – Shore Temple – Descent of the Ganges – Varaha Cave temple – Tiger Caves – Thirukaddalmalai- Mahishasuramardhini Caves – Pancha Pandava Caves- Sculpture Museum – Krishna’s Butter Ball – Moonrakers for lunch – Leisure by the beach- drop back at home.

Detailed Itenary:Pick up at 8:00am at your convenient location and head straight to Muttukadu back- waters for an unforgettable experience of back-water boating (row boats and motor boats available).

After which, you will head to the all enthralling tour of the Mahabalipuram:

“Seven Pagodas” has served as a nickname for the south Indian city of Mahabalipuram, also called Mamallapuram, since the first European explorers reached it. The phrase “Seven Pagodas” refers to a myth that has circulated in India, Europe, and other parts of the world for over eleven centuries. Mahabalipuram’s Shore Temple, built in the 8th century CE under the reign of Narasimhavarman II, stands at the shore of the Bay of Bengal. Legend has it that six other temples once stood with it.

Five Rathas: These rock-cut temples are rated as excellent examples of Pallava art. Shaped in different styles, the five structures are named after the Pandava brothers of the Mahabharatha and Draupadi. These are monolithic temples, each created in a different style. They are also known as the Pancha Pandava Rathas, and the four of the rathas are supposed to have been scooped out of a single rock formation.

Mahishasuramardhini Cave: There are nine rock-cut cave temples. The Mahishasuramardhini cave, contrasting the goddess fighting a demon on one side, and Lord Vishnu’s cosmic sleep on the other, is a particularly remarkable.

Krishna Mandapam: This cave has a big bas-relief, notable for its realistic representation. The panel relates one of the stories of Lord Krishna.

Arjuna’s Penance: The world’s largest bas-relief measuring 27m x 9m is the pride of Mamallapuram. This huge whale-back shaped rock contains figures of gods, demigods, men, beasts, and birds and in fact, can be said to represent creation itself.

Krishna’s Butter Ball: The huge boulder near the Ganesha Ratha is popularly known as Krishna’s butterball. It rests precariously on a narrow rock base. It is believed that several Pallava kings have attempted to move the stone, but legend is that neither the kings nor their elephants could shift the boulder even by an inch.

Sculpture Museum: Sculpture Museum in Mahabalipuram has approximately more than 3,000 collections of sculptures of gods and goddesses. These are monolithic statues depicting the reign of Gupta Empire, which are carved out from rocks. Buddhist sculptures are also present in this museum along with Hindu mythological sculptures.

The Shore Temple: This is one of the oldest temples in South India. It belongs to the 8th Century A.D. and is a good example of the first phase of the structure of temples constructed in the Dravidian style. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure by the beach.