5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Chennai
— Few hours
bus + taxi:  1​h
2
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Vellore
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

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Chennai

Chennai ©
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 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Marina Beach and then contemplate the long history of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planner .

Pune to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April in Chennai, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. April in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailasanathar Temple, make a trip to Kamakshi Amman Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple, then contemplate the long history of Ekambareshvara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanchipuram online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kanchipuram are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vellore.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

1
night
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 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sri Navasai Baba Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vellore Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jalakandeswarar Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Sripuram Golden Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Vellore trip maker tool .

Getting from Kanchipuram to Vellore by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Vellore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jalakandeswarar Temple ©
Jalakandeswarar Temple
Sripuram Golden Temple ©
Sripuram Golden Temple
Vellore Fort ©
Vellore Fort

1
night
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 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, then steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tirupati vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Vellore to Tirupati takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

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