10 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

10 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

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Chennai
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Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive to Chennai International Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport

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Chennai

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shore Temple and Marina Beach. Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Monuments at Mahabalipuram are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Chennai's surroundings by going to DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (Tiger Cave, Pancha Rathas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagannath Temple, Kanathur, and contemplate the long history of Vivekananda House.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip maker tool.

Washington, USA to Chennai is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in April; daily highs in Chennai reach 97°F and lows reach 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kanchipuram

— 1 night
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kanchipuram trip builder.

Drive from Chennai to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 97°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
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