Day 03: Mamallapuram - Thiruvanmalai
Morning after breakfast visit the Shore Temples. Mamallapuram is a historical retreat set amidst natural beauty lying 58 kms south of Chennai, this ancient seaport of the Pallava dynasty invites connoisseurs of art. Its monuments have been carved out of solid rock. Though ravaged by the sea and wind, it still bears testimony to the magnificent heritage of Dravidian architecture. The glorious Shore Temple, one of the oldest in South India, stands on the sea shore with its paved forecourts. See the great Bas-relief of Arjuna's penance, the five Rathas, the Mahishasura Mardhini, Krishna and the Varaha Mandapas. There is also a school of sculpture which merits a visit. Later in afternoon drive to Thiruvanmalai . Check-in to the hotel and overnight stay.