15 days in Chennai & Mumbai Itinerary

15 days in Chennai & Mumbai Itinerary

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Chennai
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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 Parthasarathy Temple and Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Shirdi Sai Baba Temple and Vivekananda House. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Chennai, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, make a trip to Kamakshi Amman Temple, shop like a local with Pondy Bazaar, and pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Church.

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Washington, USA to Chennai is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Chennai. In May, Chennai is much warmer than Washington - with highs of 99°F and lows of 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mumbai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Mumbai

— 7 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Babulnath Temple and Nerul Balaji Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Water Kingdom and Bombay High Court. Get out of town with these interesting Mumbai side-trips: Navi Mumbai (Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, ISKCON, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, cruise along Marine Drive, and take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

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Traveling by flight from Chennai to Mumbai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai in May, plan for slightly colder days in Mumbai, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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