Private Tour of Mahabalipuram from Chennai by car with guide and lunch

Badge of ExcellenceChennai (Madras), India
Day Trip to Mahabalipuram on Motorcycle or By Private Car

From USD 100.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a private tour from Chennai that includes door-to-door transport, lunch, and all entrance fees. Travel by private car and spend the day exploring temples and a seashell museum in a scenic town, with a personal guide who will tailor the day to your interests.
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide

What's Included

  • Professional tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance charges
  • Pick and drop to Chennai hotel
  • Beverages

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Pick up from all hotels in Chennai

What To Expect

Pancha Rathas

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Arjuna's Penance

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pancha Pandava Cave

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Krishna's Butter Ball

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Varaha Cave Temple

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Trimurti Cave

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Ganesha Ratha

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Old Light House

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Mahishasuramardini Cave

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Shore Temple (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by 5 Senses Walks

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

It's a fairly paced tour, the tour itself takes about an hour for travel each way, the structures, temples, monuments; and then the food.


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Heba_A, June 2023
Amazing trip must go. 5 senses did very good job and local guide was excellent The location is simply mind-blowing
Excellent day trip to Mamallapuram!
Nandita_R, Jan 2023
Ramesh was an excellent guide. he explained everything well and gave me enough time to slowly look around and take photos. The transport was quick, efficient and on time. The driver, Baskar was very nice and accommodating. It was an excellent experience!
Expert Experience
Cesar_D, Mar 2020
Kannan is an amazing tour guide who really knows what Mahabalipuram is all about (and he probably knows what many other places are all about). He's an eloquent speaker and is really passionate about the places that we visited that day. It felt like an exciting history class. During the day I had Kannan and one other fellow discuss the various places. It's a fairly paced tour, the tour itself takes about an hour for travel each way, the structures, temples, monuments; and then the food. I would not hesitate to refer/use them again on my other trips back to India. Fantastic experience. Thank you!
Great experience
Suma_C, Feb 2020
Lovely tour with Kannan and local tour guide. Would recommend!! The drive was pleasant and the sites were exquisite.
Amazing tour of Mahabalipuram
Shane_A, Feb 2020
Fantastic place to visit, made even better by excellent guide and driver. Great way to see the sights, nothing to worry about.
I have a great time on my day trip...
Charity J, Apr 2017
I have a great time on my day trip to Mahabalipuram! It was wonderful not to have to worry about anything - tolls, breakfast, lunch, arranging a cab, getting a tour guide...My shoe broke during the tour and they provided a temporary fix then took me to a shop where I could buy another pair of shoes. Vijay picked me up with a driver, then in Mahabalipuram we were joined by a local tour guide. I am glad to see them working towards sustainable tourism - I enjoyed the local tour guide, but was happy to also have Vijay around who answered questions and interpreted when I didn't quite understand. We went to a stone carving shop that was owned by a relative of the local tour guide where I picked up a couple of souvenirs. We stopped for lunch at a gorgeous restaurant with an ocean view. We also made a special stop to DakshinaChitra and toured representations of the southern states of India. Vijay took pictures during the tour and shared them with me and answered many questions about India. I definitely got more out visiting Mahabalipuram this way then I would have had I wondered around there on my own. Now to find those sunken monuments!
Tour très intéressant
Elizaveta_U, Aug 2023
Je recommande vivement ce tour. J'ai été accompagnée par un guide Kannan qui connait beaucoup de détails sur l'histoire et les lieux visités, le tour a été vraiment intéressant et se déroulait dans une très bonne ambiance. L'autre point important pour moi est qu'il n'y avait pas de visites des magasins avec des souvenirs etc, nous avons passé le temps à visiter les monuments, les temples. J'ai également apprécié le lunch proposé.

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Private Tour of Mahabalipuram from Chennai by car with guide and lunch


7 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 100.00

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