6 days in Pondicherry & Tiruchirappalli Itinerary

6 days in Pondicherry & Tiruchirappalli Itinerary

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6 days in Pondicherry & Tiruchirappalli Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+3
bus + foot + subway + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
2
Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
End: Johor Bahru

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then look for gifts at Sund'art, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Serenity Beach, stroll through Rock Beach, then take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, and finally view the masterpieces at Kalinka Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip maker .

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Pondicherry is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johor Bahru to Pondicherry due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach

3
nights
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Brihadeeshwara Temple and then take in the dramatic natural features at Rock Fort Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Mariamman Temple, steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Tiruchirappalli takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Brihadeeshwara Temple
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple

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