Visit what is believed to be the practice area for the sculptors who worked on Mahabalipuram's main temples, then proceed to the Shore Temples of Mahabalipuram, which are Vishnu temples overlooking the Bay of Bengal.
Have dinner at Temple Bay GRT, a seaside property only minutes away from Mahabalipuram.
Spend the day exploring the city's ancient religious sites. Receive a primer on Hinduism and its aesthetics at a massive outdoor bas-relief, which depicts Arjuna's Penance, in addition to other scenes from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Admire the beautifully detailed stone sculptures and the ornate, multi-tiered temples, which are all that remain of the once-powerful Pallavas.