5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Pune
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

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day
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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple, see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum, explore the historical opulence of Aga Khan Palace, then stroll the grounds of Kirkee War Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaturshrungi Temple.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Pune trip site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Pune. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sri Balaji Mandir ©
Sri Balaji Mandir
Aga Khan Palace ©
Aga Khan Palace
Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple ©
Sarasbaug Ganesh Temple

1
night
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
On the 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery, then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and then admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) road trip tool .

You can fly from Pune to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum ©
Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

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 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Covelong Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Mahabalipuram takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in September; daily highs in Mahabalipuram reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach

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night
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 1st (Tue), kick back and relax at Serenity Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pondicherry trip builder .

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Pondicherry

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Serenity Beach ©
Serenity Beach

1
night
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalighat Kali Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then explore the different monuments and memorials at South Park Street Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Pondicherry to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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