4 days in Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Itinerary

4 days in Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Mahabalipuram
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 21st (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pondicherry online route planner.

Mumbai to Pondicherry is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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hours
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
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Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Tiger Cave ©
Tiger Cave

1
night
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kanchipuram trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kanchipuram are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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