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18th May to 20th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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Estimated Budget
for the Trip
INR 8,500 - 17,500View Breakdown

Things to do in Chennai in May

Day 1 - Saturday 18th, May
morning -

Arrive at Chennai Central Railway Station and check into hotel.

afternoon -

Explore Marina Beach, the second longest urban beach in the world.

evening -

Visit San Thome Cathedral, an ancient and stunningly beautiful church.

Day 2 - Sunday 19th, May
morning -

Take a train from Chennai to Mahabalipuram. Explore the ancient Shore Temple and the nearby beaches.

afternoon -

Indulge in some local South Indian seafood cuisine at Moonrakers Restaurant.

evening -

Relax at Mahabalipuram Beach and enjoy the calming sea breeze.

Day 3 - Monday 20th, May
morning -

Visit the Government Museum to explore historical artifacts and art pieces.

afternoon -

Have a traditional South Indian Thali at Junior Kuppanna Restaurant.

evening -

Stroll around the historic George Town and explore the vibrant local markets of Parry's Corner.

Weather in Chennai in Invalid date
Avg Temp25°C to 39°C
Chance of Rain10%

Chennai has a tropical climate with hot and humid summers and mild winters. May is a warm month with average temperatures between 25 and 39 C. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for India

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Chennai

Clothing & Apparel

T-shirts -

Light, moisture-wicking fabrics are best.

Shirts -

Lightweight, breathable fabric like cotton or linen.

Pants -

Lightweight, breathable fabrics like linen or cotton.

Shorts -

Comfortable, lightweight shorts are a good option.

Undergarments -

Comfortable, moisture-wicking underwear is recommended.


Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun.

Hat -

A wide-brimmed hat to protect your face and neck from the sun.

Scarf -

For warmth or to protect your neck from the sun.

Belt -

To keep your pants up.

Jewelry -

Optional, but can accessorize your outfit.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport/ID card -

For identification purposes.

Money -

Cash and credit cards are widely accepted.

Phone and charger -

To stay connected.

Travel documents -

Train tickets or itinerary.

First-aid kit -

For minor emergencies.

Good to have

Travel towel -

Compact and quick-drying.

Toiletries -

Basic toiletries like soap, shampoo, and toothpaste.

Camera -

To capture memories.

Guidebook -

For information about local attractions.

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated.


Laptop or tablet -

For entertainment or work.

Power bank -

To keep your electronics charged.

Headphones -

For listening to music or podcasts.

Universal adapter -

If traveling from a different country.

Travel router -

To create a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are widely accepted.

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Budget for Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR8,500 - 17,500

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
Train ticket from Hyderabad to Chennai
INR 500- 1,500
Accommodation (3 nights)
INR 3,000- 6,000
Local transportation
INR 500- 1,000
INR 2,500- 5,000
Activities (entry fees, etc.)
INR 1,000- 2,000
INR 1,000- 2,000
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Try to use local trains for short distances to save on transportation costs.
  • Bargain at local markets to get the best deals on souvenirs and handicrafts.

*Disclaimer - Please note that the travel budget suggestions provided by Trip Garuda are generated through AI algorithms based on available data and user input. While we strive for accuracy, these estimates may not reflect real-time pricing or unforeseen expenses. We recommend using these figures as a general guide and encourage you to conduct further research and budgeting based on your specific travel requirements.