8 days in Pondicherry & Mumbai Itinerary

8 days in Pondicherry & Mumbai Itinerary

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8 days in Pondicherry & Mumbai Itinerary

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

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Explore Pondicherry's surroundings by going to Matrimandir (in Auroville) and Cuddalore (Padaleeshwar Temple, Bhuvaraha Swami Temple, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry online trip planner .

Chennai to Pondicherry is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cuddalore, Matrimandir
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade

4
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Mumbai is known for historic sites, scenic drive, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Siddhivinayak, get engrossed in the history at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and head outdoors with Marine Drive.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai day trip planner.

You can fly from Pondicherry to Mumbai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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