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Kick-start 2019 with these trips to historical sites

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Explore monuments and temples of Mamallapuram and Kanchipuram, archaeologists in tow

Welcome the new year by exploring the historical significance of Mamallapuram and Kanchi, through these planned trip packages organised by KeyTerns, a theme-based travel team, in the month of January.

Pallava trail at Mamallapuram

Where did Pallavas come from? Who were the prominent kings and what are their stories? Through this one day trail, KeyTerns takes you on a Pallava trail at Mamallapuram (UNESCO listed heritage site) with an archaeologist providing, historical, archaeological, mythological and architectural insights.

Visit the 7th Century monuments and temples like the Rock-cut architecture, Shore temple, Lighthouse, Tiger caves, Arjuna Penance, Govardhana giri, the pancha rathas, Mahishasura Mardini cave and Varaha cave. And walk around the 2,000-year-old excavated site of Subramaniya Temple. Also, marvel at the Krishna butter ball and the seashell museum.

When : January 12, 6 am

to 9 pm

Cost: ₹2,300 per adult

Kanchi, the land of thousand temples

Do you know which was the first stone architecture-based temple built by Pallavas? Can you name two of India’s popular heritage temples based in South India? Uncover stories that are interwoven with mythological and religious references, in the company of an archeologist, as you visit 7th Century temples like Ekambaranathar, Vaikuntaperumal, Kailasanathar, and Varadharaja Perumal temples. Visit the Kanchi Heritage Museum and watch silk being woven, while trying out Kanchipuram idlis with mint chutney.

When: January 13, 6 am

to 9 pm

Cost: ₹2,300 per adult

KeyTerns also offers a Refer & Earn option where you can refer your friend and get ₹250 per referral once the payment is made. You will also earn ₹250 per every additional member you bring in. The offers are valid only till January 2. Contact 7550042234 or booking@keyterns.com for details.

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