15 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

15 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

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Chennai
— Few hours
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Pondicherry
— 12 nights

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Chennai

Chennai
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
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Washington DC, USA to Chennai is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Chennai to be a bit warmer, temps between 95°F and 77°F. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife
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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shore Temple and Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Venture out of the city with trips to Gingee Fort (in Gingee), Mahabalipuram (Maritime Heritage Museum, Mahabalipuram Lighthouse, &more) and Mailam Murugan Temple (in Mailam). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest, admire the masterpieces at Svaram, and make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pondicherry route planner.

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Villupuram, Auroville, Gingee Fort, Mailam Murugan Temple
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Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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