10 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

10 days in Chennai & Kanchipuram Itinerary

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Chennai
— 6 nights
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Kanchipuram
— 3 nights
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Chennai

— 6 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 out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (Tiger Cave, Shore Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Fort St. George, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai holiday tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chennai. In May, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanchipuram

— 3 nights
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Step out of Kanchipuram to go to Sriperumbudur and see Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thennanagur Perumaal Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kanchipuram online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chennai to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. In May in Kanchipuram, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites

Side Trip