9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Sea Shore Temple, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, & more). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marina Beach and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

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Ahmedabad to Chennai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ahmedabad in October, plan for little chillier days in Chennai, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 4th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, and finally enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Matrimandir, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Beach, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, and finally don't miss a visit to Pondicherry Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Pondicherry road trip planning website .

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 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madurai trip builder app .

You can fly from Pondicherry to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, and then step into the grandiose world of Padmanabhapuram Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kanyakumari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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