5 Days In and Around Chennai Suggested Itineraries

Chennai or Madras is home to many historic landmarks and buildings, ranks second to Kolkata of Indian heritage buildings. The city has many tourist places to visit and attractions such as Breezy Beach,National Art Gallery,Chennai Central Station, Chettinad Mansion,Valluvar Kottam,Besant Nagar Beach,MGR Memorial and Marundeeswarar Temple.

Day 1 – Marina Beach


On your first day, visit the world famous Marina Beach along the Bay of Bengal is the longest natural urban beach in India and world’s longest beach. Visit the near by historical White Town Fort St. George and famous Kapaleeshwarar Temple of Lord Shiva,located in Mylapore.

  • Marina Beach
  • Fort St. George
  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Day 2 – Parthasarathy Temple


The Parthasarathy Temple is one of the oldest structures in Chennai city and the temple is dedicated to the god Krishna. Day 2 also include city tour of Chennai with San Thome Basilica,Vadapalani Andavar Temple and Valluvar Kottam.

  • Parthasarathy Temple
  • San Thome Basilica
  • Valluvar Kottam
  • Vadapalani Andavar Temple

Day 3 – Zoo


Start your day early by visiting Madras Crocodile Bank, the first crocodile breeding centre in Asia having mugger crocodile,saltwater crocodile, and gharial. Later on the day visi the Guindy Snake Park and Arignar Anna Zoological Park.

  • Madras Crocodile Bank
  • Guindy Snake Park
  • Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Day 4 – Kanchipuram


After early morning breakfast drive to Mahabalipuram via East coast road, 58 km long driver that will take 1 hour 35min. Visit the famous Kanchipuram on the way to Mahabalipuram, Check in to Mahabalipuram hotel and realx for the day at Covelong Beach.(Stay 1 day in Kanchipuram to visit famous temples)

  • Ekambareswarar Temple
  • Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple
  • Ulagalantha Perumal Temple

Day 5 – Mahabalipuram


  • Shore Temple
  • Tiger Caves
  • Mahishasurmardini Cave
  • Varaha Cave Temple

Full day sightseeing of Mahabalipuram, Visit the famous Shore Temple of Lord Shiva and other tourist destinations in Mahabalipuram include Arjuna’s Penance, Varaha Cave, Tiger Caves and Mahishasurmardini Cave.

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