10 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

10 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip planner

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Chennai
— 5 nights
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Kanchipuram
— 2 nights
Drive to Chennai International Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport

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Chennai

— 5 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kalikambal Temple and DakshinaChitra Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jagannath Temple, Kanathur and St. Thomas Mount National Shrine. Step out of Chennai to go to Mahabalipuram and see Tiger Cave, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Mount Shrine, see the interesting displays at Chennai Rail Museum, contemplate the long history of Vivekananda House, and wander the streets of Parry's Corner.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip itinerary builder.

Washington, USA to Chennai is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Chennai, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in April, things will get much warmer in Chennai: highs are around 97°F and lows about 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Kanchipuram

— 2 nights
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Chitragupta Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruthani Murugan Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nemili Sri Bala Peetam.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kanchipuram attractions site.

Drive from Chennai to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in April, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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