3 days in Pondicherry & Kodaikanal Itinerary

3 days in Pondicherry & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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Start: Pondicherry
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Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, thentake in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Old Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Matrimandir, thenlook for gifts at Sund'art, thentake 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 reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Pondicherry trip planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

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Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): go for a walk through Coakers Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal road trip app.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Kodaikanal takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. October in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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

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