8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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1
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
3
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
4
Chennai
— 2 nights

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get great views at Pillar Rocks, thengo for a walk through Coakers Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, thencruise along Silent Valley View Point, thenexplore the activities along Berijam Lake, and finally browse for treasures at Dynasty.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal itinerary app.

New Delhi to Kodaikanal is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kodaikanal, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ramar Padam, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, thendon't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, thenlook for gifts at Ma Pondy Cherie, and finally stroll through Paradise Beach. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, thengo for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, thenappreciate the history behind Kargil War Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Matrimandir.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pondicherry online route planner.

Getting from Rameswaram to Pondicherry by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Thome Church, thenkick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, and finally stop by Pure Pearls. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai tour planning app.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Chennai are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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