20 days in Chennai & Mumbai Itinerary

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Chennai — 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ekambareswarar Temple and Vadapalani Murugan Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kailasanathar Temple and Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kanchipuram (Sri Mrityunja Eswarar Temple, Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple, &more) and Mahabalipuram (Tiger Cave, India Seashell Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lukes Church, wander the streets of Mylapore, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Washington DC, USA to Chennai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in March, things will get warmer in Chennai: highs are around 93°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to Mumbai.
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Mumbai — 11 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Step off the beaten path and head to Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Babulnath Temple and Nerul Balaji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mumbai: Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (in Navi Mumbai) and Alibaug (Magen Aboth Synagogue & Undheri Fort). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Red Carpet Wax Museum, pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, and admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

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You can fly from Chennai to Mumbai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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