9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Vaitheeswarankovil
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Kanchipuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tirupati
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Srikalahasti
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

1
day
Vaitheeswarankovil

Vaitheeswarankovil ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaitheeswaran Koil, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaidyanathaswamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vaitheeswarankovil trip itinerary site .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Vaitheeswarankovil is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Vaitheeswarankovil

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars
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Vaitheeswaran Koil ©
Vaitheeswaran Koil

2
nights
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikunda Perumal Temple, contemplate the long history of Rajiv Gandhi Ninaivakam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vallakottai Murugan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Mani Mandapam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanchipuram.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kanchipuram trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vaitheeswarankovil to Kanchipuram takes 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kanchipuram can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tirupati.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sriperumbudur
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Vallakottai Murugan Temple ©
Vallakottai Murugan Temple
Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple
Arulmigu Kandaswamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Kandaswamy Temple

few
hours
Tirupati

Tirupati
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitamma Theertham and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Annapurna Sameta Kasi Visweswaraswami Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirupati trip planner .

Drive from Kanchipuram to Tirupati in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Srikalahasti.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites

2
nights
Srikalahasti

Srikalahasti ©
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sahasra Linga Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sahasra Linga Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bharadwaja Tirtham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhakta Kannappa Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Sri Bhaktha Kanteswara Swamy Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Srikalahasti vacation maker website .

Getting from Tirupati to Srikalahasti by car takes about an hour. In September, daytime highs in Srikalahasti are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Srikalahasti

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sahasra Linga Temple
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Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple ©
Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple
Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple ©
Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple
Bhakta Kannappa Temple ©
Bhakta Kannappa Temple

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
We've included these beaches for you: Veerampattinam Beach and Silver Beach. Gingee Fort and Varadaraja Perumal Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pondicherry: Villupuram (Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Panchavati Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple, & more), Mailam Murugan Temple (in Mailam) and Cuddalore (Bhuvaraha Swami Temple, Devanathaswamy Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest, visit a coastal fixture at Old Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Pondicherry, and appreciate the history behind Statue Of Gandhi.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pondicherry route builder tool .

You can drive from Srikalahasti to Pondicherry in 5.5 hours. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Villupuram, Cuddalore, Gingee Fort, Sadhana Forest, Mailam Murugan Temple
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Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Gingee Fort ©
Gingee Fort
Varadaraja Perumal Temple ©
Varadaraja Perumal Temple

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