27 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

27 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India trip planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

27 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 21 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Chennai

21
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Explore Chennai's surroundings by going to Mahabalipuram (Arjuna's Penance, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, & more), DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Tiruvallur (Lord Veeraraghava Perumal Temple & Sri Vadaranyeswarar Temple). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip planning website .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. In October in Chennai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, Covelong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

5
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pondicherry: Panchavati Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple (in Villupuram), Matrimandir (in Auroville) and Pitchavaram Backwater (in Chidambaram). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Promenade, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry travel route planner .

Drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Auroville, Pichavaram, Panchavati Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple, Pitchavaram Backwater
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

Similar Plans

1 day in Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Chennai & Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Chennai, Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA September, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Pondicherry & Kodaikanal BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Kodaikanal & Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Kodaikanal & Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Kodaikanal, Theni & Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Pondicherry BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans