2 days in Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram Itinerary

2 days in Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram Itinerary

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2 days in Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  6​h 15​min
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Pondicherry
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: New Delhi

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

Before you visit Pondicherry, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New Delhi to Pondicherry is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites
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Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Covelong Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Getting from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
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Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
Tiger Cave ©
Tiger Cave

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