10 days in Chennai & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

10 days in Chennai & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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Chennai

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Shore Temple and Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Nakula Sahadeva Ratha, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chennai trip tool.

Washington, USA to Chennai is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10.5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in March; daily highs in Chennai reach 93°F and lows reach 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

— 3 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.
Victoria Memorial Hall and South Park Street Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will enjoy Dakshineswar Kali Temple and Park Street. When in Kolkata (Calcutta), make a side trip to see Belur Math in Belur, approximately Belur away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Howrah Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), explore the different monuments and memorials at Scottish Cemetery at Calcutta, and contemplate the long history of Sri Sri Iswar Madan Mohan Jew.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Chennai to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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