6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Chidambaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then stroll around Cubbon Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Bengaluru. In August, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Shopping
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, pause for some photo ops at Statue Of Gandhi, take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pondicherry trip maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Pondicherry in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

1
night
Chidambaram

Chidambaram ©
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirunallurpperumanam Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pitchavaram Backwater.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chidambaram journey site .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chidambaram in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Pichavaram Mangrove Forest ©
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, then Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Chidambaram to Mahabalipuram takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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