6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

Pune
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Chennai (Madras)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Vellore
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Tirupati
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Pune

2
days
Chennai (Madras)

Chennai (Madras) ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of Fort St. George, wander the streets of Mylapore, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwar Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Madras Crocodile Bank.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chennai (Madras) trip planner.

Pune to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October in Chennai (Madras), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Madras Crocodile Bank ©
Madras Crocodile Bank
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

1
day
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, then delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and finally delve into the distant past at Sea Shore Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram holiday planner.

Getting from Chennai (Madras) to Mahabalipuram by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

1
day
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vellore.

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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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day
Vellore

Vellore ©
An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sripuram Golden Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vellore trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Vellore takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tirupati.
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Sripuram Golden Temple ©
Sripuram Golden Temple

1
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Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Akasa Ganga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirupati sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Vellore to Tirupati takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple

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