7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Varaha Cave Temple, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chennai holiday planning app .

Hyderabad to Chennai is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple, make a trip to Kamakshi Amman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, don't miss a visit to Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukovil, then steep yourself in history at Ekambareshvara Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanchipuram driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Chennai to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
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Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Old Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Pondicherry road trip planning tool .

Drive from Kanchipuram to Pondicherry in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Sri Ayyappan Temple, then contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Mariamman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahmapureeswarar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samayapuram Mariamman Temple.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli trip planning site .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Tiruchirappalli in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Samayapuram Mariamman Temple
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Sri Ayyappan Temple ©
Sri Ayyappan Temple

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