16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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16 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Yercaud
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Chennai
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Archaeological Museum, then explore the activities along Sanapur Lake, then delve into the distant past at Rock Painting 1500 BC, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodanda Rama Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achyutaraya Temple, delve into the distant past at Bhojana Shala, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balakrishna Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hampi day trip planner .

Hyderabad to Hampi is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Hyderabad in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hampi: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellary, Hanuman Temple
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Balakrishna Temple ©
Balakrishna Temple
Achyutaraya Temple ©
Achyutaraya Temple
Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple ©
Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple

2
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Infant Jesus Shrine.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru online attractions planner .

Drive from Hampi to Bengaluru in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bengaluru when traveling from Hampi in June, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yercaud.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Outdoors Adventure
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Skydiving
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine

3
nights
Yercaud

Yercaud ©
The hill station of Yercaud sits among a rolling range of forested hills, and thrives in a climate that has benefitted the biodiversity of the landscape, and the productivity of the town's agricultural industry.
Get some cultural insight at 1008 Lingam Temple and Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple. Popular historic sites such as Linga Bhairavi Temple and ISKCON SALEM are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Sugavaneshwarar Temple in Salem (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, stop by Bhavani Singh's Perfumery, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll around Deer Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yercaud trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Yercaud takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Yercaud

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Salem
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Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple ©
Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple
Zipline
Shevaroy Temple ©
Shevaroy Temple

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Escape the urban bustle at Sadhana Forest - Auroville and Ousteri Lake. Museum-lovers will get to explore Svaram and Kalinka Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pondicherry: Pichavaram (in Cuddalore) and Mailam Murugan Temple (in Mailam). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, stop by Ma Pondy Cherie, pause for some serene contemplation at New Church of our Lady of Lourdes, and view the masterpieces at Tasmai, a Centre for Art & Culture.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pondicherry trip app .

You can drive from Yercaud to Pondicherry in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Auroville, Pichavaram
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Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Ma Pondy Cherie ©
Ma Pondy Cherie
Pichavaram ©
Pichavaram

4
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Descent Of The Ganges and Covelong Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mylapore and Ganesh Ratha Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (India Seashell Museum, Mahishasuramardini Cave, & more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Chennai, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple and look for all kinds of wild species at Chennai Turtle Walk.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chennai online travel route planner .

Getting from Pondicherry to Chennai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Covelong Beach, DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the galleries of Kynkyny Art.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru attractions planner .

Getting from Chennai to Bengaluru by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chennai in June, with highs in Bengaluru at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Museums

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