8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
2
Ambur
— Few hours
3
Vellore
— Few hours
4
Kanchipuram
— 2 nights
5
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
6
Auroville
— Few hours
7
Pondicherry
— 1 night
8
Bengaluru
— 1 night

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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.
On the 31st (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Bangalore Palace, then wander the streets of Commercial Street, and then wander the streets of Malleswaram.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru road trip planner.

Pune to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ambur.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street
Bangalore Palace ©
Bangalore Palace
Malleswaram ©
Malleswaram

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Ambur

Ambur
Ambur is a town and state Assembly Constituency in the Vellore District of Tamil Nadu, India. To see reviews and more tourist information, read Ambur vacation planner.

Drive from Bengaluru to Ambur in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ambur when traveling from Bengaluru in January, with lows around 22°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Vellore.

Things to do in Ambur

Shopping
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Vellore

Vellore ©
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.
You've now added Sripuram Golden Temple to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sripuram Golden Temple.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vellore trip builder app.

Drive from Ambur to Vellore in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Vellore can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kanchipuram.
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Sripuram Golden Temple ©
Sripuram Golden Temple

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Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
You've added Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailasanathar Temple, then make a trip to Kamakshi Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thennanagur Perumaal Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanchipuram visit planner.

You can drive from Vellore to Kanchipuram in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Vellore in January, you will find days in Kanchipuram are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
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Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
You've now added Mahishasuramardini Cave to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and finally delve into the distant past at Raya Gopura. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Vedagiriswarar Temple, examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, kick back and relax at Covelong Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then delve into the distant past at Tiger Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Mahabalipuram Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram takes 2 hours. January in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Auroville.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vedagiriswarar Temple, DakshinaChitra Museum, Covelong Beach
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Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum

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Auroville

Auroville
Founded in 1968 by a Frenchwoman known locally as "The Mother," Auroville represented a kind of anarchist social experiment, where spirituality and communal living were supposed to override the importance of money.
To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Auroville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Auroville in 2 hours. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Auroville

Classes · Historic Sites · Parks
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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gingee Fort, Sund'art, Seaside Promenade, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir, enjoy the sand and surf at Serenity Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, then stop by Sund'art, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip itinerary maker tool.

Pondicherry is very close to Auroville. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arunachaleshwara Temple, Gingee Fort, Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru
For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru planner.

You can fly from Pondicherry to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
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