Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

The perfect 1 day itinerary

Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, is known for its rich history, cultural heritage, and architectural splendor. The city is a perfect blend of traditional and modern, with a number of historical landmarks, beautiful temples, bustling markets, and pristine beaches. Chennai is also famous for its unique cuisine, vibrant arts scene, and classical Indian dance and music performances.

What to do in Chennai?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Chennai. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Day of History, Culture, and Cuisine


Start your day with a visit to the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, a beautiful Dravidian-style temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. From there, head to the Government Museum, which houses a rich collection of artifacts showcasing the region's history and culture.


Visit the bustling markets of T. Nagar, where you can shop for traditional silk sarees, jewelry, and handicrafts. Enjoy a traditional South Indian lunch at a local restaurant, featuring dishes like dosa, idli, and sambar.


Take a leisurely stroll along Marina Beach, the second longest urban beach in the world. End your day with a classical Indian dance or music performance at the Kalakshetra Foundation.

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