6 days in Chennai & Kottayam Itinerary

6 days in Chennai & Kottayam Itinerary

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6 days in Chennai & Kottayam Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Besant Nagar Beach and Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam. For shopping fun, head to Express Avenue Mall or T Nagar, Ranganathan Street. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, shop like a local with Phoenix Marketcity, wander the streets of Mylapore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadapalani Murugan Temple.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chennai trip website .

In April in Chennai, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Kumarakom Craft Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Clay Art Cafe, then look for gifts at Trove, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kottayam trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chennai to Kottayam. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in April: highs in Kottayam hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kottayam

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Trove
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Trove ©
Trove
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Mozart Art Gallery ©
Mozart Art Gallery

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