8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  4​h
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
3
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Pondicherry
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
8
Auroville
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Indore

1
night
Chennai

Chennai
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
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Indore to Chennai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chennai when traveling from Indore in October, with lows around 28°C. You will leave for Mahabalipuram on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

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Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and finally see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madurai online travel route builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

1
night
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 10th (Thu): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram visit planner.

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari journey app .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple as well as Rock Fort Temple. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll through Rock Fort Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Tiruchirappalli takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kanyakumari in October: highs in Tiruchirappalli hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple

few
hours
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 13th (Sun): make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, and then enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pondicherry vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Pondicherry takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Auroville.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Sri Aurobindo Ashram ©
Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Old Lighthouse ©
Old Lighthouse

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hours
Auroville

Auroville ©
Founded in 1968 by a Frenchwoman known locally as "The Mother," Auroville represented a kind of anarchist social experiment, where spirituality and communal living were supposed to override the importance of money.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matrimandir. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Auroville trip itinerary website .

Auroville is just a short distance from Pondicherry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.
Highlights from your plan
Matrimandir ©
Matrimandir

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Chennai trip planning site .

Getting from Auroville to Chennai by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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