3 days in Pondicherry & Kodaikanal Itinerary

3 days in Pondicherry & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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3 days in Pondicherry & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Pondicherry
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Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Pondicherry

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, then take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Old Lighthouse. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir, then stop by Sund'art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry tour itinerary maker app .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kodaikanal planning app .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Kodaikanal in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle

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