5 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

5 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

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5 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Nagpur

1
night
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 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Sri Muppathamman Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Breezy Beach, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Ayappan Temple.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Chennai tour itinerary planning website .

Nagpur to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Chennai, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

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

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 10th (Mon), kick back and relax at Rock Beach, then look for gifts at Kriti Eco Boutique, then don't miss a visit to Varadaraja Perumal Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Pichavaram, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serenity Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pichavaram
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach

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