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Planning a trip to Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

9th May to 11th May, 2024Budget Friendly Road Trip
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  • Itinerary
  • Experiences
  • Hotels
  • Things to Carry
Estimated Budget
for the Trip
INR 56,000 - 78,500View Breakdown

Things to do in Chennai in May

Day 1 - Thursday 9th, May
morning -

Arrival in Chennai

afternoon -

Relax at Marina Beach

evening -

Local Seafood Dinner at Buhari Hotel

Day 2 - Friday 10th, May
morning -

Visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple

afternoon -

Lunch at Murugan Idli Shop

evening -

Relax at The Theosophical Society - Adyar

Day 3 - Saturday 11th, May
morning -

Explore Government Museum

afternoon -

Lunch at Sangeetha Veg Restaurant

evening -

Shop for Souvenirs at Pondy Bazaar

Weather in Chennai in Invalid date
Avg Temp25°C to 35°C
Chance of Rain10%

The weather in Chennai in May is hot and humid, with average temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. There is a slight chance of rain, but it is unlikely to be heavy. The UV index is high, so it is important to protect yourself from the sun. 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

Comfortable t-shirts -

Pack a few comfortable T-shirts to wear during the day.

Shorts or pants -

Pack a pair of shorts or pants for each day of your trip.

Comfortable shoes -

Make sure to pack a pair of comfortable shoes for walking around.

Light jacket -

Pack a light jacket in case the weather gets chilly.

Swimsuit -

If you plan on swimming, pack a swimsuit.

Hat -

Pack a hat to protect your head from the sun.

Sunglasses -

Pack sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun.


Toiletries -

Pack all your essential toiletries, including toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and soap.

First-aid kit -

Pack a small first-aid kit with basic supplies like bandages, antiseptic wipes, and pain relievers.

Reusable water bottle -

Pack a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout your trip.

Snacks -

Pack some snacks to keep you going between meals.

Cash and credit cards -

Make sure to have enough cash and credit cards to cover your expenses.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and Visa -

Make sure to have your passport and visa if you are travelling internationally.

Travel insurance -

Consider purchasing travel insurance to protect yourself against unexpected events.

Itinerary and travel documents -

Keep a copy of your itinerary and travel documents in a safe place.

Phone and charger -

Don't forget your phone and charger to stay connected.

Travel pillow -

If you are taking a long journey, pack a travel pillow for comfort.

Books or e-reader -

Pack a book or e-reader to keep yourself entertained during the journey.

Good to have

Universal adapter -

If you are travelling internationally, pack a universal adapter to charge your electronics.

Camera -

Bring a camera to capture your travel memories.

Journal -

Pack a journal to document your travel experiences.

Guidebook -

Bring a guidebook to learn more about your destination.

Binoculars -

Binoculars can be useful for wildlife viewing.


Phone -

Your phone is essential for staying connected and taking photos.

Charger -

Don't forget your charger to keep your phone powered up.

Camera -

A camera is great for capturing your travel memories.

Headphones -

Headphones can be useful for listening to music or podcasts while you travel.

Power bank -

A power bank can be helpful for keeping your devices charged on the go.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are widely accepted in Chennai.

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Budget for Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR56,000 - 78,500

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
Travel Expense (Road Trip)
INR 3,000- 5,000
INR 5,000- 7,000
INR 30,000- 40,000
Local Travelling
INR 3,000- 4,000
INR 10,000- 15,000
INR 5,000- 7,500
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Try the local filter coffee for an authentic south Indian experience
  • Bargain at the local markets for better prices on souvenirs

*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.