10 days in Chennai & Madurai Itinerary

10 days in Chennai & Madurai Itinerary

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Chennai

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Raya Gopura, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, stroll through Marina Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chennai trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chennai. In October in Chennai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

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Madurai

Athens of the East

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 Madurai's surroundings by going to Srivilliputhur (Andal Renga Mannar Temple & Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, and examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai tour planner.

You can take a train from Chennai to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

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Gandhi Memorial Museum
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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
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