10 days in Chennai & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

10 days in Chennai & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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Chennai

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Shore Temple and Monuments at Mahabalipuram will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kapaleeshwarar Temple and San Thome Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology & Nakula Sahadeva Ratha). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip itinerary maker website.

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 warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in April, with highs in Chennai at 97°F and lows at 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 4 nights

City of Joy

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Bring the kids along to Victoria Memorial Hall and Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) and Park Street. When in Kolkata (Calcutta), make a side trip to see Belur Math in Belur, approximately Belur away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Howrah Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maghen David synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Kolkata Tram Museum Smaranika, and steep yourself in history at Sri Sri Iswar Madan Mohan Jew.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

You can fly from Chennai to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Kolkata (Calcutta), expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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