8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Drive:  12​h
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ambur
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Vellore
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kanchipuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Auroville
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
7
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
End: Pune

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, take a stroll through Commercial Street, and then wander the streets of Malleswaram.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip maker .

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. You will leave for Ambur on the 1st (Wed).

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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hours
Ambur

Ambur
Ambur is a town and state Assembly Constituency in the Vellore District of Tamil Nadu, India. For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ambur trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Ambur takes 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're off toVellore.

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sripuram Golden Temple. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sripuram Golden Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vellore tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Ambur to Vellore in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Vellore are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kanchipuram.
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Sripuram Golden Temple ©
Sripuram Golden Temple

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nights
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakshi Amman Temple, then admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thennanagur Perumaal Temple.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kanchipuram online vacation planner .

Getting from Vellore to Kanchipuram by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Vellore in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kanchipuram: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. You will leave for Mahabalipuram on the 3rd (Fri).

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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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mahishasuramardini Cave. Popular historic sites such as Sea Shore Temple and Mahabalipuram Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Vedagiriswarar Temple. Step out of Mahabalipuram to go to Muttukadu and see DakshinaChitra Museum, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahabalipuram Beach, explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave, and get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram journey tool .

Getting from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Auroville.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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hours
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.
Start your trip to Auroville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Mahabalipuram to Auroville in 2 hours. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Auroville

Historic Sites Parks Classes
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night
Pondicherry

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

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Pondicherry road trip planning tool .

Pondicherry is just a short distance from 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 Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru
For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight and bus 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

Shopping Historic Sites Tours
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