6 days in Chennai, Muttukadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

6 days in Chennai, Muttukadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

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Chennai
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Muttukadu
— 3 nights
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Pondicherry
— 1 night
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Chennai

— 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chennai road trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Chennai. In February, daytime highs in Chennai are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Muttukadu.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Muttukadu

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum and then get in on the family fun at MGM Dizzee World. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Tiger Cave, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Kandaswamy Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Covelong Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Muttukadu driving holiday site.

You can drive from Chennai to Muttukadu in 1.5 hours. In February in Muttukadu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Muttukadu

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Pondicherry

— 1 night

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, and then enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Matrimandir, look for gifts at Ma Pondy Cherie, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry day trip planning site.

Getting from Muttukadu to Pondicherry by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Chennai District travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Movie Theaters
Chennai district, formerly known as Madras district or "Madarasapattinam", is a district in the state of Tamil Nadu, in India. It is the smallest of all the districts in the state, but has the highest human density. The district is a city district which means that it does not have a district headquarters. Most of the Greater Chennai City comes under this district, erstwhile under Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts. As of 2011, the district had a population of 4,646,732 with a sex-ratio of 989 females for every 1,000 males.

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