9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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Chennai
— 2 nights
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Vellore
— 1 night
Drive
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Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 3 nights

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Chennai

— 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jagannath Temple, Kanathur and Armenian Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple and Pondy Bazaar. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple, and admire the striking features of San Thome Church.

For photos and other tourist information, read Chennai tour itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chennai. In February in Chennai, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vellore.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Vellore

— 1 night
An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Selva Vinayagar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Virinjipuram Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Vellore trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Chennai to Vellore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Chennai in February, expect nights in Vellore to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Vellore

Historic Sites
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Pondicherry

— 2 nights

Europe of India

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 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sadhana Forest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serenity Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Tasmai, a Centre for Art & Culture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Pondicherry Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then look for gifts at Ma Pondy Cherie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varadaraja Perumal Temple.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pondicherry trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Vellore to Pondicherry in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rameswaram

— 3 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Villoondi Tirtham and Dhanushkodi Beach Point. Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Lakshmana Teertham will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip planner.

Drive from Pondicherry to Rameswaram in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip