8 days in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: Chennai
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Chennai
— 1 night
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Pondicherry
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chennai. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

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Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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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 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, stop by Ma Pondy Cherie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pondicherry itinerary site .

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

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Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Sri Aurobindo Ashram ©
Sri Aurobindo Ashram

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip planner .

Getting from Pondicherry to Rameswaram by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally stroll through Sunset View Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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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.
Kids will enjoy Botanical Gardens and Doddabetta Peak. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Ooty Lake, take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls, and find something for the whole family at Thunder World.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning site .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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