8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pondicherry
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Pondicherry

2
nights
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 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of India Gate, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip site .

Pondicherry to New Delhi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Chandigarh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and finally take a stroll through Christ The King Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chandigarh day trip planning website .

Fly from New Delhi to Chandigarh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kansa Devi Temple
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Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amritsar trip planner.

Drive from Chandigarh to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Amritsar are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Museum-lovers will appreciate DakshinaChitra Museum and M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation. Popular historic sites such as Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam and Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Kartwheel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Chennai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in June, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, DakshinaChitra Museum
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DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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