7 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

7 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

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Chennai
— 2 nights
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Kanchipuram
— 4 nights
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Chennai

— 2 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 Kapaleeshwarar Temple and San Thome Church. Change things up with a short trip to DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple, deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chennai. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Kanchipuram

— 4 nights
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Get some cultural insight at Shore Temple and Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanchipuram: Vedagiriswarar Temple (in Thirukalukundram) and Mahabalipuram (Nakula Sahadeva Ratha, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ekambareswarar Temple, don't miss a visit to Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukovil, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple, and admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kanchipuram trip planning site.

Getting from Chennai to Kanchipuram by car takes about 2 hours. February in Kanchipuram sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

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