8 days in Pune & Chennai (Madras) Itinerary

8 days in Pune & Chennai (Madras) Itinerary

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8 days in Pune & Chennai (Madras) Itinerary

San Diego
Fly:  30​h
Pune
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Chennai (Madras)
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
San Diego

2
days
Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Shaniwar Wada, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati, and then step into the grandiose world of Sinhagad Fort. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasba Peth Ganpati Temple, examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Aga Khan Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pune vacation planning website .

San Diego, USA to Pune is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Pune, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chennai (Madras).

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Sinhagad Fort ©
Sinhagad Fort
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai (Madras): Mahabalipuram (Pancha Rathas, Sea Shore Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at MadrasCrocodileBank, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, kick back and relax at Marina Beach, and admire the striking features of San Thome Church.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai (Madras) route planning app .

Getting from Pune to Chennai (Madras) by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. March in Chennai (Madras) sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 74°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

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MadrasCrocodileBank ©
MadrasCrocodileBank
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©

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