Can we give answer in perfect tense when question was asked in simple tense?
a) Where did you go this holiday?
Ans: We went to my India this holiday.
I am not sure about below conversation. Both the answers give idea that I was not at home.
b) I visited your place yesterday, but you were not at home, where did you go?
Ans a) : Sorry, I went to the mall.
Ans b) : Sorry, I had gone to the mall.