8 days in Pondicherry & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

8 days in Pondicherry & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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8 days in Pondicherry & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  5​h
1
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Ahmedabad

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 Mahabalipuram (Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, Sea Shore Temple, & more). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, admire the masterpieces at Svaram, look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pondicherry trip planner .

Ahmedabad to Pondicherry is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Svaram
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

3
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coimbatore (Spas & Gedee Car Museum) and Sim`s Park (in Coonoor). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, stop by Green Shop, Ooty, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Water Falls.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Coimbatore, Sim`s Park
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Spas

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