10 days in Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

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Fly to Madras, Train to Chennai, Bus to Pondicherry
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Pondicherry
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Chennai
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Pondicherry — 3 nights

Europe of India

Take a break from the city and head to Pichavaram and Auro Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sadhana Forest and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Pondicherry side-trips: Chidambaram (Thillai Kali Amman Temple & Pitchavaram Backwater). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Serenity Beach, make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pondicherry planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Pondicherry is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Chennai.
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Chennai — 4 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kovalam Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Covelong Beach and Vadapalani Murugan Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram & Raya Gopura). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Elliot's Beach, wander the streets of Mylapore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalikambal Temple, and make a trip to Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chennai tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Chennai are 97°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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