5 days in Chennai Itinerary

5 days in Chennai Itinerary

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Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Descent Of The Ganges and DakshinaChitra Museum. Get some cultural insight at Sea Shore Temple and Varaha Cave Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai (Madras): Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, India Seashell Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and kick back and relax at Marina Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai (Madras) trip planner .

If you are flying in from Mauritius, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. In March, daytime highs in Chennai (Madras) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum

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