12 days in Pondicherry, Hampi & Bengaluru Itinerary

12 days in Pondicherry, Hampi & Bengaluru Itinerary

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12 days in Pondicherry, Hampi & Bengaluru Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rock Beach and Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Auro Beach and Silver Beach. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, stop by Ma Pondy Cherie, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and stroll through Bharati Government Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pondicherry vacation maker site .

New Delhi to Pondicherry is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Silver Beach
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Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monkey Temple and Achyutaraya Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Matanga Hill and Tungabhadra River. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, make a trip to Stepped Tank, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sanapur Lake.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi trip builder website .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Hampi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Hampi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta and Nandi Hills. Get some cultural insight at Malleswaram and Dodda Ganapathi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Big Banyan Tree, look for gifts at The Haberdashery, contemplate the waterfront views at Sankey Tank, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govardhana Kshetra.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hampi to Bengaluru by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Hampi in December, expect Bengaluru to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta, Nandi Hills
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Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta ©
Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple

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