Overview

Pondicherry Backpacking Tour

Settle yourself amidst the French colonies, sit-by-the-beach for a vacation much needed, roam around the quaint little hamlets far away from chaos…..At, Pondicherry - The French capital of India. Experience a little piece of French culture and indulge in their cuisines at Pondicherry. Sit by the cafes, sip refreshing drinks and roam like a hippie soul. It’s time to tick this destination off your wishlist.

Pondicherry - presently known as Puducherry is a union territory of India very closely located to Chennai. This destination is symbolic to love, peace and trans. Thanks to the ashrams, beaches, French colonies and Old Heritage Churches which leaves a symbolic impression.

Mahabalipuram – Taste every bit of heritage by going back in time. It is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The picturesque constructions are worth capturing.

5 Nights 6 Days 28 Sep
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Travelling to and fro Non AC Sleeper Coaches
  • Meals – Day 1 Dinner to Day 4 Breakfast
  • Triple / Quadruple Sharing Stay at Hotels & Home Stay
  • Entry fees
  • Toll & Sightseeing
  • Trikon Expertise

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals during journey
  • Personal expenses
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • 5% GST
Highlights

List of PLACES to be covered

  • Chennai – Crocodile Park ( 100s of living crocodile in the free habitat)

  • Marina beach (Happens to be India’s Longest Beach shore, lip-smacking street food)

  • Mahabalipuram – Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas( 5 Rathas that belong to 5 pandavas) Krishna's Butterball, Tiger Cave & Arjuna's Penance.

  • Pondicherry – Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram, Paradise island, Auro beach, La Café, Promenade, French head quarters, Ganesha Temple & Churches.

Itinerary

Day 0 Friday Night, 28th Sept 2018

20:30 : Board 12163 Chennai Express

Overnight in train

Day 1 Saturday, 29th September  2018

19:45 : Reach Chennai

Drive towards Pondicherry via one East Coastal Road

23:00 : Check in & freshen up

00:00 : Dinner & Relax

Day 2 Sunday, 30th September 2018

06:00 am : Wakeup call and Breakfast

07:00 am : Leave for Paradise Beach Island

08.00 am : Board Speed boat to reach Island

08:30 am : Reach Island and spend fun time

09:30 am : Leave from Island

10:30 am : Have breakfast

11:00 am : Leave for Aurovile

12:00 pm : Reach Auroville & Explore

01:30 pm : Lunch Time

02:30 pm : Visit Auro beach

03:30 pm : Visit Aurobindo Ashram

04:30 pm : Visit Churches

05:30 pm : French Headquarters

07:00 pm : End the day at Sea Side Promenade near Gandhi Statue

09:00 pm : Authentic Chettinad Dinner

11:00 pm : Sleep & Unwind

Day 3 Monday, 01st October 2018

06:00 am : Wake up and get ready

07:00 am : Have breakfast at French Cafe

08.00 am : Visit Vinayagar Temple

08:30 am : Leave for Mahabalipuram

10:30 am : Reach Mahabalipuram & Explore

01:00 pm : Lunch at Mahabalipuram

02:00 pm : Explore remaining heritages

04:30 pm : Crocodile Park Visit

05:30 pm : Marina Beach Sunset & Chill time

07:30 pm : Shopping & Leisure time at Chennai

09:00 pm : Check in & Freshen up

10:00 pm : Dinner Time

11:00 pm : Back to bed

Day 4 Tuesday, 02nd October 2018

06:50 am : Board Chennai Express

Overnight in Train

Day 5 Wednesday, 03rd October 2018

06:00 am : Reach Mumbai


Things to Carry

  • ID Card
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
  • Extra Pair of Clothes
  • Napkin
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Haversack or Backpack
  • Shawl or Bedsheet
  • Sunscreen
  • Floaters and Shoes
  • Please carry medicines if you need any
  • Hand Sanitizer

IMPORTANT

  • Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
  • Please know it is a backpacking trip, hence wear your casual or sports shoes. You might have to travel with local transport at times, so please avoid luggage bags and trolleys.