12 days in Chennai, Pondicherry & Kumbakonam Itinerary

12 days in Chennai, Pondicherry & Kumbakonam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chennai
— 4 nights
2
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
3
Kumbakonam
— 3 nights

4
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 The Theosophical Society. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Tiger Cave, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marundeeswarar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and don't miss a visit to New Life Assembly of God.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chennai road trip planner.

Coimbatore to Chennai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Coimbatore in August, you will find days in Chennai are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
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Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
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.
You've now added Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Serenity Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Statue Of Gandhi.

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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 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Sadhana Forest
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Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
You've now added Gangaikonda Cholapuram to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kumbakonam side-trips: Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple & Naganathaswamy Temple). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Airavatesvara Temple.

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Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Kumbakonam takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kumbakonam are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thanjavur
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Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram

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