8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Tiruchirappalli
Fly:  3​h
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Somnath
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dwarka
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Ujjain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Khandwa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Tiruchirappalli

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Go for a jaunt from Chennai to Mahabalipuram to see The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, stop by Pure Pearls, and admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Chennai attractions planner.

Tiruchirappalli to Chennai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Chennai, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Somnath.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

1
night
Somnath

Somnath ©
Tourism in Somnath (officially known as Prabhas Patan) revolves around its famous Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhalka Tirth, take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnath Mahadev Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dehotsarg Teerth, then don't miss a visit to Gita Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ram Mandir - Somnath Trust.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Somnath online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai to Somnath in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Dwarka.

Things to do in Somnath

Historic Sites
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Somnath Mahadev Temple ©
Somnath Mahadev Temple
Gita Mandir ©
Gita Mandir
Laxmi Narayan Mandir ©
Laxmi Narayan Mandir

1
night
Dwarka

Dwarka ©
Way out west, the small city of Dwarka has a long history of pilgrimage, as a place central to Hindu mythology and belief.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Dwarkadhish Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rukshamanee Mandir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dwarka tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Somnath to Dwarka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ujjain.

Things to do in Dwarka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple ©
Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
Dwarkadhish Temple ©
Dwarkadhish Temple
Rukshamanee Mandir ©
Rukshamanee Mandir

1
night
Ujjain

Ujjain ©
The capital of one of the region's ancient kingdoms, Ujjain lost some of its political and cultural importance during the years of the Raj.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harsiddhi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kal Bhairav Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ujjain trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Dwarka to Ujjain in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August in Ujjain, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Khandwa.

Things to do in Ujjain

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kal Bhairav Temple ©
Kal Bhairav Temple
Harsiddhi Temple ©
Harsiddhi Temple

2
nights
Khandwa

Khandwa ©
Khandwa is a city and a nagar nigam in the Nimar region of Madhya Pradesh, India. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddhanath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dada Darbar Temple, and then see human ingenuity at work at Indirasagar Dam.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Khandwa online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Ujjain to Khandwa takes 5 hours. In August in Khandwa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Khandwa

Historic Sites Parks
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Dada Darbar Temple ©
Dada Darbar Temple

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