7 days in Pondicherry & Kumbakonam Itinerary

7 days in Pondicherry & 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pondicherry: Mahabalipuram (Tiger Cave, Shore Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon.

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Chennai to Pondicherry is an approximately 5-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarangapani Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suriyanar Koil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahapratyangira Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhenupureeswarar Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple.

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Getting from Pondicherry to Kumbakonam by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kumbakonam can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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