10 days in Kodaikanal & Pondicherry Itinerary

10 days in Kodaikanal & Pondicherry Itinerary

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10 days in Kodaikanal & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: Guwahati
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Kodaikanal
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Pondicherry
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
End: Guwahati

4
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sathuragiri Shiva Temple and Danish Display. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, get your game on at Ice Skating Cafe, and delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal trip itinerary planner.

Guwahati to Kodaikanal is an approximately 8-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Guwahati in January; daily highs in Kodaikanal reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sathuragiri Shiva Temple
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Bear Shola Falls ©
Bear Shola Falls

5
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Explore hidden gems such as Rock Beach and Pichavaram. Venture out of the city with trips to Villupuram (Ulagalantha Perumal Temple & Panchavati Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple), Mailam Murugan Temple (in Mailam) and Cuddalore (Devanathaswamy Temple, Bhuvaraha Swami Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Serenity Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest, and admire the landmark architecture of Raj Niwas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pondicherry trip itinerary website .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Pondicherry in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Cuddalore, Villupuram, Mailam Murugan Temple, New Church of our Lady of Lourdes, Sadhana Forest
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Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Varadaraja Perumal Temple ©
Varadaraja Perumal Temple

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