8 days in Kanchipuram & Chennai Itinerary

8 days in Kanchipuram & Chennai Itinerary

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Kanchipuram
— 2 nights
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Chennai
— 5 nights

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Kanchipuram — 2 nights

The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakshi Amman Temple and then contemplate the long history of Ekambareswarar Temple.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kanchipuram trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kanchipuram. In October, daily temperatures in Kanchipuram can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to 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.
You've added India Seashell Museum, Ashtalakshmi Temple, Shore Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Chennai takes 2 hours. October in Chennai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night.
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