8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, wander the streets of Park Street, then get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and finally get engrossed in the history at Vivekananda Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) journey website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kolkata (Calcutta). In March, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, and then wander the streets of Malleswaram. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Commercial Street, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and finally wander the streets of Basavanagudi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bengaluru takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Malleswaram ©
Malleswaram
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outback Adventures.

Start your trip to Mysuru (Mysore) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, expect nights in Mysuru (Mysore) to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Outback Adventures ©
Outback Adventures
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation builder site .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam

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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 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Covelong Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mahabalipuram takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, Mahabalipuram is somewhat warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

DakshinaChitra Museum, Covelong Beach
Highlights from your plan
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach

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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 6th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Kalinka Art Gallery, then stroll through Rock Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally enjoy some diversion at Sadhana Forest - Auroville.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry vacation planner.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tirupati.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sadhana Forest
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest

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Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Tirumala Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vaikuntha Teertham, then admire the masterpieces at Sri Vari Museum, and finally stroll through Japali Teertham.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirupati road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Tirupati takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple

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