8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  26​h
1
Tirupati
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
day
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapila Theertham, and finally steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tirupati holiday maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Tirupati is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tirupati is 10 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Tirupati

#Historic Sites
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Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir ©

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 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, then pause for some photo ops at French War Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tirupati to Pondicherry takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

1
day
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the views from Pamban bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram online vacation planner .

Drive from Pondicherry to Rameswaram in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Museums
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Agnitheertham ©
Agnitheertham
Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai online trip maker .

Drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Madurai

#Tours, #Historic Sites
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Walking tours

2
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 24th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hyderabad trip planner .

Getting from Madurai to Hyderabad by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hyderabad when traveling from Madurai in December, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites
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Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Charminar ©
Charminar
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir

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