10 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

10 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu holiday planner

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Chennai
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Kanchipuram
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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 a sense of the local culture at Shore Temple and Parthasarathy Temple. Bring the kids along to Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Tiger Cave, Raya Gopura, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Annai Vailankanni Church, admire the landmark architecture of San Thome Church, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai journey planner.

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. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Washington in March, with highs in Chennai at 93°F and lows at 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kachabeshwarar Temple, then admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Yathothakaari Temple (Sonnavannam Seitha Perumal Temple). On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakshi Amman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekambareswarar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kanchipuram trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Chennai to Kanchipuram by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in March, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
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