13 days in Jordan, Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

13 days in Jordan, Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chennai, India
— 2 nights
2
Pondicherry, India
— 3 nights
3
Azraq, Jordan
— 1 night
4
Ajlun, Jordan
— 1 night
5
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
6
Madaba, Jordan
— 1 night

2
nights
Chennai, India

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Shore Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chennai trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chennai. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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nights
Pondicherry, India

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 12th (Thu), look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir, then pause for some photo ops at Kargil War Memorial, then take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry visit planner.

Getting from Chennai to Pondicherry by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Azraq.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

1
night
Azraq, Jordan

Azraq
Azraq is a small town in Zarqa Governorate in central-eastern Jordan, east of Amman. On the 15th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Azraq Wetland Reserve, step into the grandiose world of Quseir Amra, and then step into the grandiose world of Qasr Azraq. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Shaumari Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Azraq trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Pondicherry to Azraq with the Route module. Traveling from Pondicherry to Azraq, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ajlun.

Things to do in Azraq

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shaumari Nature Reserve
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Azraq Wetland Reserve
Azraq Wetland Reserve
Quseir Amra ©
Quseir Amra
Qasr Azraq ©
Qasr Azraq

1
night
Ajlun, Jordan

Ajlun ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ajloun Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), and then stroll through Ajloun Nature Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ajlun sightseeing app.

Getting from Azraq to Ajlun by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March in Ajlun, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amman.

Things to do in Ajlun

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Ajloun Castle
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Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) ©
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Nature Reserve ©
Ajloun Nature Reserve

2
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, then contemplate the long history of The Citadel, then don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Jordan Museum, then stop by Al Balad – Downtown Amman, and then don't miss a visit to King Abdullah Mosque.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amman journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ajlun to Amman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Madaba.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum

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night
Madaba, Jordan

Madaba ©
A trip to Madaba will delight most history enthusiasts: the small, friendly town boasts a plethora of exquisite Byzantine mosaics, decorating its buildings and archaeological sites.
On the 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Saint George, and finally don't miss a visit to Madaba Mosaic Map.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madaba trip planner.

Getting from Amman to Madaba by car takes about an hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Madaba when traveling from Amman in March, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madaba

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church ©
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Madaba Mosaic Map ©
Madaba Mosaic Map

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