7 days in Pondicherry, Kanchipuram & Chennai Itinerary

7 days in Pondicherry, Kanchipuram & Chennai Itinerary

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7 days in Pondicherry, Kanchipuram & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Pondicherry Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry tour builder .

Mumbai to Pondicherry is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjeevarayar Hanuman Temple, contemplate the long history of Ekambareshvara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Mani Mandapam, then stop by Raja Spiritual Super Market, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kanchipuram road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Kanchipuram takes 3 hours. In October in Kanchipuram, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites Shopping
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Ekambareshvara Temple ©
Ekambareshvara Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Krishna's Butter Ball, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai online attractions planner .

You can drive from Kanchipuram to Chennai in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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