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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sadhana Forest and Varadaraja Perumal Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Paradise Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Seaside Promenade, don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, admire the striking features of Auroville, and kick back and relax at Auro Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry online route builder.

Washington, USA to Pondicherry is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Pondicherry is 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Covelong Beach and Pancha Pandava Cave. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trimurti Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple & Tiger Cave). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, wander the streets of Fort St. George, and visit Mylapore.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chennai travel 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, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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