8 days in Chennai District & Pondicherry Itinerary

8 days in Chennai District & Pondicherry Itinerary

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Chennai
— 3 nights
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Muttukadu
— 1 night
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Pondicherry
— 3 nights
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Chennai

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Shore Temple, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Marina Beach, browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chennai trip planning site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chennai. In January, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Muttukadu.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Muttukadu

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum and then get in on the family fun at MGM Dizzee World.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Muttukadu trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Chennai to Muttukadu in 1.5 hours. January in Muttukadu sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Muttukadu

Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Pondicherry

— 3 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Step out of Pondicherry to go to Auroville and see Matrimandir, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll through Serenity Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

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Traveling by car from Muttukadu to Pondicherry takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

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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