4 days in Chennai (Madras) & Sri Lanka Itinerary

4 days in Chennai (Madras) & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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4 days in Chennai (Madras) & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Chennai (Madras), India
Chennai (Madras), India
— 1 night
bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  1​h
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
Chennai (Madras), India

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Chennai (Madras), India

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then admire the striking features of San Thome Church, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, and finally take a stroll through Fort St. George.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Chennai (Madras) holiday planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Chennai (Madras) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Marina Beach
Room Escape Games
Sri Parthasarathy Temple

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Galle Face Green, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo custom trip planner.

Getting from Chennai (Madras) to Colombo by flight takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Chennai (Madras) in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Colombo: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Sightseeing Parks Historic Sites
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Galle Face Green
Independence Memorial Hall

2
days
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then admire the landmark architecture of Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), and finally pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Commonwealth War Cemetery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kandy travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Kandy in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Kandy sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

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Royal Botanical Gardens
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Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens

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