11 days in Chennai, Pondicherry & Rameswaram Itinerary

11 days in Chennai, Pondicherry & Rameswaram Itinerary

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11 days in Chennai, Pondicherry & Rameswaram Itinerary

Start: Pune
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Chennai
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Bus:  26 h
End: Pune

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kamakshi Amman Temple and Kalikambal Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shirdi Sai Baba Temple and Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram) (in Kanchipuram), Mahabalipuram (Ganesh Ratha Temple & Descent Of The Ganges) and Covelong Beach (in Covelong). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadapalani Murugan Temple, contemplate the long history of Fort St. George, and don't miss a visit to Kamakshi Amman Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chennai online journey planner .

Pune to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Chennai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Covelong Beach
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Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Vadapalani Murugan Temple ©
Vadapalani Murugan Temple

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Visiting Sadhana Forest and Paradise Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges and Gingee Fort. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, don't miss a visit to Pondicherry Lighthouse, and look for gifts at Kriti Eco Boutique.

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Traveling by car from Chennai to Pondicherry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sadhana Forest, Gingee Fort, New Church of our Lady of Lourdes
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Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
Gingee Fort ©
Gingee Fort
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Relax by the water at Ariyaman Beach and Dhanushkodi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kalam National Memorial and Nambunayaki amman temple. Change things up with a short trip to Navagraha Temple in Devipattinam (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, and examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram route site .

Drive from Pondicherry to Rameswaram in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Navagraha Temple
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Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point

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