10 days in Pondicherry, Chidambaram & Kumbakonam Itinerary

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Pondicherry
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Pondicherry — 3 nights

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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 Shore Temple as well as Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Tiger Cave, Srinithi Art Gallery, &more) and Matrimandir (in Auroville). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, and don't miss a visit to Pondicherry Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pondicherry online attractions planner.

Chennai to Pondicherry is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Chidambaram.
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Chidambaram — 3 nights

Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Pichavaram, stroll through Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thillai Kali Amman Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Swetharanyeswarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaitheeswaran Koil.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chidambaram online day trip planner.

Drive from Pondicherry to Chidambaram in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kumbakonam.
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Kumbakonam — 3 nights

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarangapani Temple.

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Traveling by car from Chidambaram to Kumbakonam takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kumbakonam can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to home.
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