8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Tirumala
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): browse the different shops at The Great India Place, then steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, and then contemplate the long history of Rajpath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chhatarpur Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at DLF Mall Of India, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In October, daytime highs in New Delhi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Tirumala.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

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Noida
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The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

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Tirumala

Tirumala ©
On the 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Delhi to Tirumala. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tirumala

Historic Sites
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Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple ©
Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple

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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 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple, then appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges, and finally examine the collection at India Seashell Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Tirumala to Mahabalipuram takes 5 hours. October in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums
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Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at New Church of our Lady of Lourdes, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, and finally kick back and relax at Rock Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pondicherry travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

New Church of our Lady of Lourdes
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Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the views from Adam's Bridge, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram journey planning website .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Rameswaram in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Nature Museums
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Adam's Bridge ©
Adam's Bridge
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Padmanabhapuram Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church. On your second day here, stroll through Vattakotai Beach, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Our Lady of Ransom Church ©
Our Lady of Ransom Church

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