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.

4 Nights 5 Days 14 Aug
Itinerary

Day 0 - 14th August 2019, Wednesday 

20:30 : Board 12163 Chennai Express

Overnight in train

Day 1 - 15th August 2019, Thursday

19:45 : Reach Chennai

Drive towards Pondicherry via one East Coastal Road

23:00 : Check in & freshen up

00:00 : Dinner & Relax

Day 2 - 16th August 2019, Friday

06:00 am : Wakeup call 

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 - 17th August 2019, Saturday

06:00 am : Wake up and get ready

07:00 am : Have breakfast

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

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 - 18th August 2019, Sunday

06:50 am : Board Chennai Express

Overnight in Train

 

Day 5 -  19th August 2019, Monday

06:00 am : Reach Mumbai


 

Highlights

List of PLACES to be covered

  • 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.

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
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

FAQs

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.