6 days in Pondicherry, Chidambaram & Kumbakonam Itinerary

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Pondicherry
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Chidambaram
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Kumbakonam
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Pondicherry — 1 night

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South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Sadhana Forest has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sadhana Forest, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Padaleeswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Devanathaswamy Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mailam Murugan Temple, then get a sense of history and politics at Raj Niwas, then stop by Sund'art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varadaraja Perumal Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip maker tool.

Chennai to Pondicherry is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chidambaram.
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Chidambaram — 1 night

Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): deepen your understanding at Annamalai University and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pitchavaram Backwater.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chidambaram road trip app.

Drive from Pondicherry to Chidambaram in 2 hours. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kumbakonam.
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Kumbakonam — 2 nights

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chakkarapani Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhenupureeswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nageswaran Temple Kumbakonam Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Abathsagayeswarar Temple.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumbakonam holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chidambaram to Kumbakonam takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.
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