10 days in Pondicherry & Palakkad Itinerary

10 days in Pondicherry & Palakkad Itinerary

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10 days in Pondicherry & Palakkad Itinerary

Start: Pondicherry
1
Pondicherry
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Palakkad
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Pondicherry

6
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Get in touch with nature at Paradise Beach and Pichavaram. Get a sense of the local culture at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple and Gingee Fort. Get out of town with these interesting Pondicherry side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Raya Gopura, Descent Of The Ganges, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Varadaraja Perumal Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, look for gifts at Kriti Eco Boutique, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pondicherry trip itinerary planning site .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Sadhana Forest, Pichavaram, Gingee Fort
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Gingee Fort ©
Gingee Fort
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest

2
nights
Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Get some cultural insight at Vilwadrinatha Temple and Vilwadrinatha Temple. Visit Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple and Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palakkad: Meenampara View Point (in Nelliyampathy), Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple (in Kollengode) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kalpetta).

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Palakkad trip planning app .

Drive from Pondicherry to Palakkad in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palakkad

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple, Meenampara View Point
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Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple ©
Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple
Vilwadrinatha Temple ©
Vilwadrinatha Temple
Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple ©
Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple

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