Hey Sonia, Here s the itinerary which you can follow on your trip to Pondicherry:- Day 1 :- Visit serenity beach for sunrise ... Then go to Auroville and matrimandir and also Auroville beach .... Finish your Day by strolling on the promenade or Gandhi statue beach road which is only meant for walking after 5pm .... Day 2:- Today visit Arulmigu temple and then go to Paradise beach which is a must visit in pondi .... then in the evening visit Aurobindo ashram and roaming around french colony and white colony ... Day 3:- Visit basilica of scared heart of Jesus ... Old light house ... Arikamedu and also the Pondicherry museum ... Please see that you hire a two wheeler for yourself as it is the cheapest way to see all the places in Pondicherry ... Happy Travelling!!!
The best place to stay is in the White Town area facing the Rock Beach or somewhere near the Rock Beach. Cost of the hotels in this region varies from high to moderate. Promenade ( Rock Beach): The most popular beach here. It is not for swimming. Ideal for watching the sunrise in the dawn.Church Of Ours. Lady Of Angels: Situated beside Rock Beach. Also, know as the Domas Church. The only place where the mass is celebrated in three languages (French, English, and Tamil).Opposite to the church is the statue of the famous Joan of Arc. Timing: 6.30 AM - 7 PM. No entry fee. Auroville: Situated around 12kms from the main city of Pondicherry. Though it is a part of Tamil Nadu it is a must visit once you are in Pondy. No extra permit neededSerenity Beach: Situated around 7kms from the main city of Pondicherry. It is near the ECR (East Coast Road). It is perfect for activities like surfing and swimming. It has a few shacks and beachside restaurants which serve delicious seafood. No fixed time. No entry fee.
Hey Sonia, Places you must visit in Pondicherry : 1)Promenade beach 2)Auroville 3)Basilica of scred heart of Jesus 4)French war memorial 5)Ousteri Lake 6)Sri Aurobindo Ashram 7)Serenity beach 8)Chunnambar boathouse 9)Old Lighthouse 10)ISKCON Pondicherry Take a screenshot of this. Happy travelling!!!
Short itinerary for pondicherry: Reach Chennai via train, flight or bus.
From Chennai start early in the morning, take a bus or cab to Mahabalipuram. Visit the Shore temple, Panch rathas, Krishna butterball and other places. Then take a bus to Pondicherry. Spend the sunset at Rock Beach and visit nearby markets and Church. Have some sea food in the dinner. Day 2: Rent out a bike in the morning. Visit Aurobindo ashram and Matri mandir, Promenade Beach, Sacred Heart Basilica, French colony and Auroville. My recommendation for food: Auroville bakery and Tantos pizza (must try) Day 3: Half day trip to pichavaram: https://www.tripoto.com/trip/a-half-day-natural-getaway-from-pondicherry-picchavaram-5c2385de31823 Then back to Pondicherry. Spend time for shopping in local markets. Happy travelling