7 days in Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

7 days in Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

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7 days in Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Chennai
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ayyappa Swamy Temple. On the next day, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, look for gifts at Sund'art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and finally view the masterpieces at Svaram.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Pondicherry online holiday maker .

New Delhi to Pondicherry is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Auroville
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©

4
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get some cultural insight at DakshinaChitra Museum and Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Sea Shore Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, stop by Poompuhar, explore the galleries of M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation, and buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chennai online travel planner .

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Chennai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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