5 days in Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry Itinerary

5 days in Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry Itinerary

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Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
2
Pondicherry
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shore Temple as well as Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Bengaluru to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, expect Mahabalipuram to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
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Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Explore hidden gems such as Sadhana Forest and Varadaraja Perumal Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Chidambaram (Thillai Kali Amman Temple & Pitchavaram Backwater), Matrimandir (in Auroville) and Pichavaram (in Cuddalore). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stroll through Serenity Beach, don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pondicherry vacation site.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chidambaram, Auroville, Pichavaram
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Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Thillai Kali Amman Temple ©
Thillai Kali Amman Temple
Pichavaram ©
Pichavaram

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