11 days in Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

11 days in Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

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Fly to Chennai International Airport, Drive to Pondicherry
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Pondicherry
— 4 nights
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Chennai
— 4 nights
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Pondicherry

— 4 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sadhana Forest and Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges. Visiting Paradise Beach and Rock Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, stop by Ma Pondy Cherie, kick back and relax at Serenity Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Pondicherry trip itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Pondicherry is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Pondicherry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Chennai

— 4 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Step out of the city life by going to Covelong Beach and Marina Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mahishasuramardini Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Tiger Cave, Trimurti Cave, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadapalani Murugan Temple, visit Mylapore, make a trip to Kamakshi Amman Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Chennai journey planner.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Chennai are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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