8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Goa
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Vellore
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: Goa

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 3rd (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum, then examine the collection at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, then see the interesting displays at Gass Forest Museum, and finally get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coimbatore trip website .

Goa to Coimbatore is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Goa in March, expect nights in Coimbatore to be slightly colder, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Gass Forest Museum ©
Gass Forest Museum
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Step out of the city life by going to Rock Beach and Paradise Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kalinka Art Gallery and Tasmai, a Centre for Art & Culture. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Ma Pondy Cherie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Pondicherry itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Coimbatore to Pondicherry in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vellore.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sadhana Forest
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral

1
night
Vellore

Vellore ©
An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Vellore Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virinjipuram Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Velavan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jalakandeswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Selva Vinayagar Temple, and finally make a trip to Sri Navasai Baba Mandir.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vellore trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Pondicherry to Vellore by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Vellore can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Vellore

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Velavan Temple
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Jalakandeswarar Temple ©
Jalakandeswarar Temple
Vellore Fort ©
Vellore Fort
Velavan Temple ©
Velavan Temple

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailasanathar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, then examine the collection at Kanchi Kudhil, then contemplate the long history of Ekambareshvara Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kanchipuram attractions app .

You can drive from Vellore to Kanchipuram in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kanchipuram are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites Museums
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Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham ©
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham

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