4 days in Nagapattinam District, Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

4 days in Nagapattinam District, Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

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4 days in Nagapattinam District, Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Drive:  7​h
1
Velankanni
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Chennai
— 1 night
End: Chennai

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Velankanni

Velankanni ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Velankanni holiday planning app .

Chennai to Velankanni is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

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Nagapattinam
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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 10th (Thu): make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pondicherry trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Velankanni to Pondicherry in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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Chennai

Chennai ©
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 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, kick back and relax at Marina Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chennai travel planning site .

Getting from Pondicherry to Chennai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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