3 days in Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

3 days in Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

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3 days in Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Chennai
bus + taxi:  1​h
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Mahabalipuram
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Chennai
— 1 night
End: Chennai

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at India Seashell Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Chennai to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 1-hour combination of bus and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Museums Historic Sites
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India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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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 30th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at New Church of our Lady of Lourdes and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pondicherry trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

New Church of our Lady of Lourdes
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 1st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chennai online day trip planner .

Drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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