12 days in Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

12 days in Pondicherry & Chennai Itinerary

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Pondicherry
— 2 nights
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Chennai
— 9 nights

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Pondicherry

— 2 nights

Europe of India

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 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanniga Parameswari Temple, then look for gifts at Ma Pondy Cherie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Varadaraja Perumal Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mailam Murugan Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Chennai International Airport, Tiruchirapally Civil Airport Airport and Kempegowda International Airport. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chennai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Chennai

— 9 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple and Vadapalani Murugan Temple. Get some cultural insight at Shore Temple and Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Mahabalipuram (India Seashell Museum, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, &more), DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Covelong Beach (in Covelong). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Thomas Mount National Shrine, make a trip to Kamakshi Amman Temple, examine the collection at Chennai Rail Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planner.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. March in Chennai sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 74°F at night.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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