6 days in Chandigarh, Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

6 days in Chandigarh, Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

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6 days in Chandigarh, Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
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Chandigarh
— 1 night
2
Chennai
— 1 night
3
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
End: New Delhi

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Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh. On the next day, meet the residents at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, make a trip to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Chandigarh vacation app .

New Delhi to Chandigarh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gurudwara Nada Sahib
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

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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 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, then admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chandigarh to Chennai takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Chennai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
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 19th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade, then pause for some photo ops at French War Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, then kick back and relax at Rock Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Matrimandir.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry online travel route builder .

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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