6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

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

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort St. George.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai journey planner .

Mumbai to Chennai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chennai, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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 22nd (Fri), admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, admire the landmark architecture of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Raya Gopura.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram tour planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailasanathar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekambareswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Mani Mandapam, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kanchipuram travel planning site .

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kanchipuram can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

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Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Lighthouse, then take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry route planner .

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Pondicherry takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

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