4 days in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

4 days in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

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4 days in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai trip maker app .

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Madurai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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night
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 2nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest, take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Pondicherry takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Sadhana Forest
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest

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night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Chennai Turtle Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Sri Parthasarathy Temple ©
Sri Parthasarathy Temple

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