16 days in India Itinerary

16 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hyderabad
Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Yercaud
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Chennai
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sanapur Lake, then contemplate the long history of Rock Painting 1500 BC, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodanda Rama Temple. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Achyutaraya Temple, delve into the distant past at Bhojana Shala, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Balakrishna Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hampi trip builder.

Hyderabad to Hampi is an approximately 5.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. When traveling from Hyderabad in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hampi: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellary, Hanuman Temple
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Balakrishna Temple ©
Balakrishna Temple
Achyutaraya Temple ©
Achyutaraya Temple
Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple ©
Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple

2
nights
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 5th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Infant Jesus Shrine.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru attractions planner.

Drive from Hampi to Bengaluru in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Hampi in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bengaluru, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yercaud.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple ©
Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica

3
nights
Yercaud

Yercaud ©
The hill station of Yercaud sits among a rolling range of forested hills, and thrives in a climate that has benefitted the biodiversity of the landscape, and the productivity of the town's agricultural industry.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Shevaroy Temple. Visit Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple and 1008 Lingam Temple for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yercaud: Salem (Linga Bhairavi Temple, ISKCON SALEM, &more). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Karadiyur View Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, stop by Bhavani Singh's Perfumery, and stroll around Deer Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yercaud journey planner.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Yercaud in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Yercaud

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Salem
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Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple ©
Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple
Zipline
Shevaroy Temple ©
Shevaroy Temple

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 10th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest, explore the galleries of Svaram, then stop by Ma Pondy Cherie, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Francis of Assisi Church. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Kalinka Art Gallery and then take a peaceful walk through Pichavaram.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pondicherry using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yercaud to Pondicherry takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Auroville, Pichavaram
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Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Ma Pondy Cherie ©
Ma Pondy Cherie
Svaram ©
Svaram

4
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Explore hidden gems such as India Seashell Museum and Mylapore. Get a sense of the local culture at DakshinaChitra Museum and Varaha Cave Temple. Explore Chennai's surroundings by going to Mahabalipuram (Mahishasuramardini Cave, Krishna Mandapam, &more) and Covelong Beach (in Covelong). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Chennai, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple and identify plant and animal life at Chennai Turtle Walk.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai trip planner.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum, Covelong Beach
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Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
ISKCON Chennai, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple ©

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru
To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bengaluru road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Bengaluru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in June, expect Bengaluru to be slightly colder, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums Shopping
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