Tourists opting for conducted tours to the scenic town of Mamallapuram need no longer go by the clock as they can now "hop on and hop off" coaches at their convenience, thanks to a new scheme introduced by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation(TTDC).
Under the new venture titled 'Hop on, Hop off', tourists can board any of the four airconditioned coaches from Chennai to Mamallapuram, about 70 km from Chennai, through the day covering 13 tourist spots along the route.
The tickets are valid for all the four 18-seater comfy coaches and tourists can get down from one coach at any of these places and board another, TTDC officials told PTI.
Tourists opting for the scheme are given boarding passes and travel coupons along with a detailed itinerary. They are shown a video presentation of all places listed while travelling in the buses, he said.
The tour, introduced on January 27, starts from the historic Lord Marundeeswarar temple at Thiruvanmiyur, the gateway to the East Coast Road leading to Mamallapuram.