8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Konni
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Karaikudi
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Konni

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary builder .

Konni to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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 20th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse, go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pondicherry trip builder tool .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Pondicherry by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise 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 21st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple. On your second day here, Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, delve into the distant past at Raya Gopura, then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madurai sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Karaikudi.

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

1
night
Karaikudi

Karaikudi ©
Karaikudi is a municipality in Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Koppudai Nayaki Amman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kundrakkudi Murugan Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karpagavinayagar Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Karaikudi online vacation maker .

You can drive from Madurai to Karaikudi in 2 hours. Traveling from Madurai in August, expect nights in Karaikudi to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Karaikudi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Karpagavinayagar Temple ©
Karpagavinayagar Temple
Kundrakkudi Murugan Temple ©
Kundrakkudi Murugan Temple

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