5 days in Chennai, Pondicherry & Kanchipuram Itinerary

5 days in Chennai, Pondicherry & Kanchipuram Itinerary

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5 days in Chennai, Pondicherry & Kanchipuram Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pondy Bazaar.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai road trip website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chennai. In October, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple ©
Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple
Armenian Church ©
Armenian Church
Pondy Bazaar ©
Pondy Bazaar

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then look for gifts at Ma Pondy Cherie, then appreciate the history behind Park Monument (Aayi Mandapam), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rock Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Chennai to Pondicherry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Walking tours
Ma Pondy Cherie ©
Ma Pondy Cherie

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Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the striking features of Varadharaja Perumal Temple, make a trip to Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple, then see the interesting displays at Kanchi Kudhil, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailasanathar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanchipuram.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Kanchipuram day trip planning app .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Kanchipuram in 3 hours. In October in Kanchipuram, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Kanchipuram ©
Kanchipuram

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