10 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

10 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Chennai
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kanchipuram
— 2 nights
Drive to Chennai International Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Parthasarathy Temple. Family-friendly places like Marina Beach and Kapaleeshwarar Temple will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology & Shore Temple) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadapalani Murugan Temple, admire the landmark architecture of University of Madras, and examine the collection at Government Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chennai tour builder site.

Washington, USA to Chennai is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Chennai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in July, things will get a bit warmer in Chennai: highs are around 97°F and lows about 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kanchipuram.
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Kanchipuram — 2 nights

The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekambareswarar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Kamakshi Amman Temple.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanchipuram online vacation planner.

Drive from Chennai to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Historic Sites
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