Wow! This tour could not have been any better. The temples and caves carved from solid rock at Mahabalipuram are amazing, even without considering that they are over 1000 years old. The journey to and from Mahabalipuram was equally as fascinating, with many opportunities for cultural experience and brief stops at cafes and temples along the way. Chandan was an excellent guide; very personable and knowledgeable about both contemporary and ancient India. You will not regret taking this tour!