6 days in Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram & Chennai Itinerary

6 days in Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram & Chennai Itinerary

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6 days in Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rock Beach, Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Matrimandir. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Kalinka Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pondicherry trip website .

Mumbai to Pondicherry is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Matrimandir
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Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Kalinka Art Gallery ©
Kalinka Art Gallery
Sri Aurobindo Ashram ©
Sri Aurobindo Ashram

1
night
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 (Thu): admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram route maker app .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
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Tiger Cave ©
Tiger Cave
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

1
night
Chennai

Chennai
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Mahabalipuram to Chennai takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Chennai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife

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