4 days in Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry Itinerary

4 days in Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry Itinerary

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4 days in Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  7​h
1
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Mahabalipuram
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kanchipuram itinerary website .

Bengaluru to Kanchipuram is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in August; daily highs in Kanchipuram reach 40°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

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Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary ©
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham ©
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham

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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 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Wide Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram holiday planner.

You can drive from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple
Wide Beach ©
Wide Beach

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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 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Serenity Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Pondicherry trip planner .

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Serenity Beach ©
Serenity Beach

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