9 days in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

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9 days in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  10​h 45​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mylapore as well as Marina Beach. On the 2nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Marina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Covelong Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then wander the streets of Mylapore.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Chennai online travel route planner .

New Delhi to Chennai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chennai, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
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Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
Mylapore ©
Mylapore
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Rock Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sadhana Forest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serenity Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Rock Beach and then stroll through Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pondicherry trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Chennai to Pondicherry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sadhana Forest
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Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vattakanal Waterfalls. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Vattakanal Waterfalls and then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Perumal Peak, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Church, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Kodaikanal in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Spas
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Perumal Peak ©
Perumal Peak
Spas
Christ the King Church ©
Christ the King Church

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dhanushkodi Beach as well as Pamban bridge. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ariyaman Beach, stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, and then take in the views from Pamban bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach

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