5 days in Chennai (Madras), Yercaud & Tirupati Itinerary

5 days in Chennai (Madras), Yercaud & Tirupati Itinerary

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5 days in Chennai (Madras), Yercaud & Tirupati Itinerary

Pune
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Chennai (Madras)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yercaud
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Pune

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Chennai (Madras)

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 27th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Madras Crocodile Bank. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Fort St. George, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chennai (Madras) vacation planner.

Pune to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yercaud.

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Madras Crocodile Bank
Kapaleeshwar Temple
Marina Beach

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Yercaud

The hill station of Yercaud sits among a rolling range of forested hills, and thrives in a climate that has benefitted the biodiversity of the landscape, and the productivity of the town's agricultural industry.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yercaud vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Chennai (Madras) to Yercaud takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tirupati.

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Pagoda Point

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Tirupati

Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 31st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Tirumala Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, then take in the dramatic natural features at Silathoranam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tirupati itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yercaud to Tirupati takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Tirupati, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Tirumala Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple

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