16 days in Chennai, Madurai & Port Blair Itinerary

16 days in Chennai, Madurai & Port Blair Itinerary

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16 days in Chennai, Madurai & Port Blair Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  15​h
1
Chennai
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Madurai
— 8 nights
train:  7​h 30​min
3
Chennai
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Port Blair
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Munich

1
day
Chennai

Chennai
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai itinerary maker .

Munich, Germany to Chennai is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in December, with highs in Chennai at 34°C and lows at 25°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

8
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine and Aayiram Kaal Mandapam. Popular historic sites such as Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Koodal Azhagar Temple are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madurai: Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani), Sathuragiri Shiva Temple (in Srivilliputhur) and Dindigul (Thadikombu Sri Sownthara Raja Perumal Temple, Dindigul Fort, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate the long history of Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Idaikattur Church.

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Traveling by flight from Chennai to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Dindigul, Kannathal Temple, Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Palani Murugan Temple, Sathuragiri Shiva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

few
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Chennai

Chennai ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Agasthyar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalikambal Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chennai trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madurai to Chennai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Blair.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kalikambal Temple ©
Kalikambal Temple
Arulmigu Agasthyar Temple ©
Arulmigu Agasthyar Temple

4
nights
Port Blair

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
Kids will enjoy Munda Pahad Beach and Corbyn's Cove. Visit Cellular Jail and Chatham Saw Mill for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ferar Beach, contemplate the long history of Cellular Jail, head off the coast to Ross Island, and examine the collection at Samudrika Marine Museum.

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You can fly from Chennai to Port Blair in 4 hours. Traveling from Chennai in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Blair, with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cellular Jail ©
Cellular Jail
Munda Pahad Beach ©
Munda Pahad Beach
Corbyn's Cove ©
Corbyn's Cove

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Chennai, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marundeeswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadapalani Murugan Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai online itinerary builder .

You can fly from Port Blair to Chennai in 4 hours. Traveling from Port Blair in January, Chennai is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Highlights from your plan
Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple ©
Vadapalani Murugan Temple ©
Vadapalani Murugan Temple
Marundeeswarar Temple ©
Marundeeswarar Temple

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