15 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

15 days in Chennai & Pondicherry Itinerary

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Chennai
— Few hours
2
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.
To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai trip maker.

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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Chennai at °F and lows at °F. You will leave for Pondicherry on the 2nd (Sun).

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.
Shore Temple and The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Mailam Murugan Temple (in Mailam), Mahabalipuram (Maritime Heritage Museum, Pancha Rathas, &more) and Gingee Fort (in Gingee). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, steep yourself in history at Mantrimandir, and browse the exhibits of Svaram.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry tour planner.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Pondicherry takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Villupuram, Auroville, Bhuvaraha Swami Temple, 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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