5 days in Chennai (Madras) & Pondicherry Itinerary

5 days in Chennai (Madras) & Pondicherry Itinerary

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5 days in Chennai (Madras) & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + train:  2​h
Chennai (Madras)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Chennai (Madras)

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Chennai (Madras)

Chennai (Madras) ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 4th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwar Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai (Madras) online journey planner .

Hyderabad to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hyderabad in July: highs in Chennai (Madras) hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pondicherry.

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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
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Kapaleeshwar Temple

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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.
You've now added Domus to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Paradise Beach and Serenity Beach. Step out of Pondicherry to go to Auroville and see Matrimandir, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Promenade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and kick back and relax at Auro Beach.

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Drive from Chennai (Madras) to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

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Pondicherry, Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
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Auro Beach
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