3 days in Chennai (Madras) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

3 days in Chennai (Madras) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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3 days in Chennai (Madras) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  2​h
Chennai (Madras)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Kodaikanal
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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Chennai (Madras)

Chennai (Madras) ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach and then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, and finally wander the streets of Mylapore.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chennai (Madras) vacation builder tool .

Bengaluru to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi, flight, and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, expect Chennai (Madras) to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kodaikanal.

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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwar Temple

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and finally get your game on at Ice Skating Cafe.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal online day trip planner .

Getting from Chennai (Madras) to Kodaikanal by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
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Pillar Rocks

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