5 days in Karaikal, Auroville & Pondicherry Itinerary

5 days in Karaikal, Auroville & Pondicherry Itinerary

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5 days in Karaikal, Auroville & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Karaikal
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Auroville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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day
Karaikal

Karaikal ©
Karaikal is a major port city of east coast of India and a municipality in Karaikal district in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saniswaran Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Karaikal Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Karaikal trip itinerary builder website .

Mumbai to Karaikal is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Auroville.

Things to do in Karaikal

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Karaikal Beach ©
Karaikal Beach

1
night
Auroville

Auroville ©
Founded in 1968 by a Frenchwoman known locally as "The Mother," Auroville represented a kind of anarchist social experiment, where spirituality and communal living were supposed to override the importance of money.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Auroville and then make a trip to Matrimandir.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Auroville trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Karaikal to Auroville. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pondicherry.
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Matrimandir ©
Matrimandir
Auroville ©
Auroville

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): look for gifts at Ma Pondy Cherie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then stroll through Serenity Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, then stop by Domus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, and finally kick back and relax at Rock Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry trip planner .

Pondicherry is just a short distance from Auroville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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