4 days in Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Itinerary

4 days in Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Itinerary

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4 days in Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram & Kanchipuram Itinerary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry tour site .

Mumbai to Pondicherry is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough 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

few
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip builder tool .

Getting from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. December in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. 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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kanchipuram vacation planner .

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. December in Kanchipuram sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
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