8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Velankanni
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Kodaikanal
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Visakhapatnam
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
End: Chennai

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night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 8th (Wed), look for gifts at Cane and Bamboo, then buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall, then explore the galleries of M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation, and finally kick back and relax at Marina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chennai online tour planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chennai. In May, daytime highs in Chennai are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

2
nights
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 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Kalinka Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then look for gifts at Sund'art, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Svaram, kick back and relax at Rock Beach, then take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, and finally view the masterpieces at Tasmai, a Centre for Art & Culture.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pondicherry online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Velankanni.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Svaram
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach

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Velankanni

Velankanni ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of our Lady of Velankanni, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Faith.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Velankanni trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pondicherry to Velankanni by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then stop by Dynasty, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip tool .

Getting from Velankanni to Kodaikanal by car takes about 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Dynasty ©
Dynasty

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along Ooty Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

Discover how to plan a Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rama Krishna Beach, then see the interesting displays at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Borra Caves.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Visakhapatnam holiday website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Visakhapatnam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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INS Kurusura Submarine Museum ©
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
Borra Caves ©
Borra Caves
Rama Krishna Beach ©
Rama Krishna Beach

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