9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Tirupati
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 day
train:  45​min
5
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Karaikal
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
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 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Sri Muppathamman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple, then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and finally contemplate the long history of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chennai day trip site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Chennai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, expect nights in Chennai to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
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1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailasanathar Temple, make a trip to Kamakshi Amman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, make a trip to Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukovil, then admire the striking features of Varadharaja Perumal Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

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Getting from Chennai to Kanchipuram by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
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Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham ©
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham

3
nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple and Kapila Theertham. Bring the kids along to ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir and Tirumala Temple. Explore Tirupati's surroundings by going to Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple (in Chittoor) and Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple (in Tirumala). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple and take in the dramatic natural features at Silathoranam.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tirupati online tour planner .

You can drive from Kanchipuram to Tirupati in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple, Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
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Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple

1
day
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sri Ayyappan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jambukeswarar Temple.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli trip planner .

Drive from Tirupati to Tiruchirappalli in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tiruchirappalli, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Sri Ayyappan Temple ©
Sri Ayyappan Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

1
night
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swami Malai Temple, and then admire the striking features of Gangaikonda Cholapuram.

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You can take a train from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Karaikal.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple

1
night
Karaikal

Karaikal
Karaikal is a major port city of east coast of India and a municipality in Karaikal district in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India. For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Karaikal trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Thanjavur to Karaikal in 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Karaikal

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

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