9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tiruvannamalai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Chidambaram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kumbakonam
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip itinerary website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Bengaluru. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Tiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

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nights
Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai ©
Tiruvannamalai is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arunachaleshwara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramana Ashram, then Head underground at Virupaksha Cave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varuna Lingam.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiruvannamalai travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Tiruvannamalai takes 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in December since evenings lows in Tiruvannamalai dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Tiruvannamalai

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvannamalai, Gingee Fort
Highlights from your plan
Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple ©
Sri Ramana Ashram ©
Sri Ramana Ashram
Arunachaleshwara Temple ©
Arunachaleshwara Temple

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 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally enjoy the sea views from Pondicherry Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir, appreciate the history behind Kargil War Memorial, then take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Plan my day in Pondicherry using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tiruvannamalai to Pondicherry takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Matrimandir
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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night
Chidambaram

Chidambaram ©
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Pitchavaram Backwater, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chidambaram Nataraja Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chidambaram trip planner.

Drive from Pondicherry to Chidambaram in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest ©
Pichavaram Mangrove Forest
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple ©
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

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nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Gangaikonda Cholapuram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, and then admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarangapani Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kampaheswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patteeswaram Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumbakonam planner .

Drive from Chidambaram to Kumbakonam in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kumbakonam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thanjavur
Highlights from your plan
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

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