7 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

7 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

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7 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Chennai
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Pune

3
nights
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 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and then gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai itinerary planner .

Pune to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September in Chennai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
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Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Take a break from Pondicherry with a short trip to Matrimandir in Auroville, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Paradise Beach, make a trip to Chunnambar Boat House, take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Promenade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rock Beach.

Plan trip to Pondicherry with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Pondicherry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Matrimandir, New Church of our Lady of Lourdes
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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