6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
bus + taxi:  1​h
1
Mahabalipuram
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chennai

1
day
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 (Mon): delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, and then admire the striking features of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip maker site .

Chennai to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 1-hour combination of bus and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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
Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa ©
Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekambareswarar Temple, then make a trip to Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukovil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakshi Amman Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kanchipuram day trip app .

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

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

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 16th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Pondicherry Lighthouse.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pondicherry vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Pondicherry takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai journey planner .

Getting from Pondicherry to Madurai by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip maker website .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari road trip planning site .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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