13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Vellore
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Mumbai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Chennai
— 6 nights
End: Chennai

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jalakandeswarar Temple, then contemplate the long history of Vellore Fort, then don't miss a visit to Sripuram Golden Temple, and finally make a trip to Sri Navasai Baba Mandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Punganoor Lake, then cruise along Palamathi Hills, then see the interesting displays at Archeological Museum of India, and finally make a trip to Arulmigu Balamurugan Ratnagiri Tirukkovil.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vellore trip itinerary planning tool .

Chennai (Madras) to Vellore is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Vellore

Scenic Drive Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Palamathi Hills ©
Palamathi Hills
Jalakandeswarar Temple ©
Jalakandeswarar Temple
Vellore Fort ©
Vellore Fort

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Serenity Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cluny Embroidery Centre. On your second day here, make a trip to Matrimandir, kick back and relax at Auro Beach, then look for gifts at Kriti Eco Boutique, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Pondicherry trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Vellore to Pondicherry in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Pondicherry

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Matrimandir
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

2
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 6th (Tue), take a stroll through Nariman Point, then kick back and relax at Chowpatty Beach, and then cruise along Marine Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Juhu Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, then admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally wander the streets of Colaba.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mumbai trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Pondicherry to Mumbai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. March in Mumbai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Neighborhoods Beaches
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

6
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get in touch with nature at Marina Beach and Elliot's Beach. Sea Shore Temple and Monuments at Mahabalipuram are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Chennai (Madras)'s surroundings by going to Mahabalipuram (Krishna's Butter Ball, Pancha Rathas, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, enjoy the sea views from Mamallapuram Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and take a stroll through Mylapore.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chennai (Madras) tour planner.

You can fly from Mumbai to Chennai (Madras) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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