Today, after breakfast, proceed for an interesting excursion to Kanchipuram, also known as Siva Vishnu Kanchi, one of the 7 holiest Hindu cities and famous for its spectacular ancient temples, including the Kailasanatha temple, almost entirely constructed of sandstone, with a variety of Shiva images adoring the outer walls, and with a polished lingam [the symbol of regeneration associated with Shiva God], enshrined within This city is also known for its exquisite hand-woven silk fabrics, an industry originated way back in Pallava Kingdom times itself, when weavers were employed to produce clothing and fabrics for the Royals and Kings. You can pick up some nice silk souvenirs for your friends and relatives from Ganapathi Silk or the Vardha Silks, or other authentic silk stores. After the tour you will be driven back to Mahabalipuram.
Afternoon, proceed for a half day tour of Mahabalipuram – a place known as 'city of the seven pagodas'. Chiseled out of boulders into the form of temple chariots, the pagodas are simply breathtaking. The masterpiece of this site is the 'Penance of Bhagirath' - the world's largest bas-relief in stone. City, world famous for its shore temples, probably one of the most photographed monuments of India, with sculptures from scenes of day-to-day life. Stay Overnight at the Hotel. (Breakfast)