15 days in Chennai & Mumbai Itinerary

15 days in Chennai & Mumbai Itinerary

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Besant Nagar Beach and Parthasarathy Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Elliot's Beach and Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest. Explore Chennai's surroundings by going to Mahabalipuram (Bhima Ratha, India Seashell Museum, &more) and Nanmangalam Reserve Forest (in Tambaram). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, take a stroll through Mylapore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai vacation planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Chennai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Chennai reach 95°F and lows reach 77°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mumbai.
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Mumbai — 7 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Step out of the city life by going to Kanheri Caves and Ahupe Ghat. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bhaja Caves and Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple. Explore Mumbai's surroundings by going to Shingroba Temple (in Lonavala), Kali Bari Thane (in Thane) and Navi Mumbai (Sree Narayana Mandira Samiti, Nerul Balaji Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, stroll through Shilonda Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mumbai vacation builder site.

Getting from Chennai to Mumbai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in August, expect nights in Mumbai to be about the same, around 77°F, while days are slightly colder, around 86°F. You will leave for home on the 19th (Wed).
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