4 days in Chennai (Madras) & Pondicherry Itinerary

4 days in Chennai (Madras) & Pondicherry Itinerary

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4 days in Chennai (Madras) & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: Chennai (Madras)
Chennai (Madras)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Chennai (Madras)

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Chennai (Madras)

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Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam, admire the landmark architecture of San Thome Church, then stroll through Marina Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chennai (Madras) trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Chennai (Madras). In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
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Besant Nagar Beach

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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 24th (Fri): stop by Ma Pondy Cherie, don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Chunnambar Boat House, pause for some photo ops at Kargil War Memorial, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Serenity Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pondicherry attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chennai (Madras) to Pondicherry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

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Seaside Promenade
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