5 days in Punjab, Pondicherry & Auroville Itinerary

5 days in Punjab, Pondicherry & Auroville Itinerary

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Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly
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Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Auroville
— 1 night
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Amritsar

— 1 night

Golden City

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amritsar travel route website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Amritsar. In April, daytime highs in Amritsar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Pondicherry

— 2 nights

Europe of India

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 (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, then take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, and finally enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, enjoy the sand and surf at Rock Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to Pondicherry takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Auroville.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Auroville

— 1 night

City of Dawn

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.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Auroville itinerary builder tool.

Auroville is very close to Pondicherry. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Auroville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Punjab travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Performances · Gardens
A region of five rivers rich in history and diverse in tradition, Punjab offers everything from Indus Valley archaeological sites to modern, French-designed city architecture and sports festivals. Tourism in Punjab revolves around heritage walks, battle sites, and great Sikh architecture, such as holy shrines, royal Punjabi palaces, and ancient forts. A highlight of any Punjab itinerary, the daily ceremonial lowering of the flag at the border with Pakistan reminds those who watch it of the awkward political divide in the region. Spread out over an alluvial plane with many rivers, and enjoying a subtropical climate, Punjab is dotted with traditional agricultural towns, many of which sit just a stone's throw from ancient Buddhist and Hindu archeological sites. Punjabi cuisine includes regional twists on several Indian classics, including samosas, butter chicken, and tandoori chicken.