5 days in Chennai, Pondicherry & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

5 days in Chennai, Pondicherry & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

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5 days in Chennai, Pondicherry & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
3
Mahabaleshwar
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
We've included these beaches for you: Covelong Beach and Marina Beach. Get in touch with nature at Trimurti Cave and Pancha Pandava Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Tiger Cave & Mahishasuramardini Cave). There's more to do: wander the streets of Mylapore and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luz Anjaneyar Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Chennai trip planner .

New Delhi to Chennai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Chennai: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Covelong Beach
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Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Mylapore ©
Mylapore

1
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 31st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then stop by Kriti Eco Boutique, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest.

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Drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Sadhana Forest
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Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Kriti Eco Boutique ©
Kriti Eco Boutique

1
night
Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar ©
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Connaught Peak, then delve into the distant past at Krishnabai Temple, and then admire the sheer force of Lingmala Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mahabaleshwar visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Pondicherry to Mahabaleshwar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lingmala Waterfall ©
Lingmala Waterfall
Connaught Peak ©
Connaught Peak
Krishnabai Temple ©
Krishnabai Temple

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