6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Chennai
— Few hours
bus + taxi:  1​h
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Chidambaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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hours
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip builder tool .

Mumbai to Chennai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

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

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, and finally see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

1
night
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 5th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at French War Memorial, take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Promenade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally stroll through Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Pondicherry trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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. On the 6th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thillai Kali Amman Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirunelvayil Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pitchavaram Backwater, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirunallurpperumanam Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chidambaram Nataraja Temple.

Before you visit Chidambaram, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Chidambaram takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple ©
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple
Thillai Kali Amman Temple ©
Thillai Kali Amman Temple
Tirunelvayil Temple ©
Tirunelvayil Temple

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 7th (Thu): make a trip to Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple, contemplate the long history of Ekambareshvara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakshi Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kanchipuram trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chidambaram to Kanchipuram takes 4.5 hours. February in Kanchipuram sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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