8 days in Pondicherry & Rameswaram Itinerary

8 days in Pondicherry & Rameswaram Itinerary

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Pondicherry
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Train to Madurai Jn, Fly to Mumbai

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Pondicherry

— 4 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Step out of the city life by going to Sadhana Forest and Scuba & Snorkeling. Head to Svaram and Sund'artfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pondicherry: Mahabalipuram (Maritime Heritage Museum, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, explore the galleries of Kalinka Art Gallery, appreciate the history behind Kargil War Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Barathiyar Meseum at Pondicherry.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Pondicherry vacation maker app.

Mumbai to Pondicherry is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Rameswaram

— 3 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Escape the urban bustle at Dhanushkodi Beach Point and Agnitheertham. Visit Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi for their historical value. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, don't miss a visit to Ramar Padam, identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, and look for gifts at Kalam Sea Shell Mart.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Pondicherry to Rameswaram by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors