A Millennial’s Trip to Pondicherry on a Smart Budget

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Tropical weather, French colonial quarters, bustling streets dotted with authentic pizzerias and seemingly friendly people – showcases everything that makes Pondicherry a well-sorted vacation spot for millennials.

Itinerary for a trip in Pondicherry The French Capital of India!

Day 1 – Arrive at Chennai Airport and reach the CMBT bus stand to catch your next bus to Pondicherry. The bus will take somewhere approx. 3.5 – 4 hours to reach Pondicherry, depending on the traffic situation.

Note: Beware of the scammers at the Chennai Int. Airport!

Day 2 – Plan a trip to Mantrimandir, explore the Auroville town & everything it has to offer. Next, hop on to some of the perkiest cafes and pizzerias to tickle your tastebuds.

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Day 3 – Plan a day trip to Mahabalipuram.

Day 4 – Explore Pondicherry’s famous whitetown, sample a few French delicacies or spend the day at leisure.

Day 5 – Pack your bags & catch a bus back to Chennai Airport/railway station.

Enjoy nature and a cool breeze? Then, remember to get on a bus that takes you through the ECR road. It’s a bit scenic route and I bet you’d enjoy the bus ride to Pondicherry despite, the long journey.

Accommodation: Thinking about where to stay? Or looking for a budget homestay option in Pondicherry? Fret not! We’ve got you.

For that, we’d recommend booking through Airbnb. Because it provides you with a lot of amazing homestay options at a very pocket-friendly prices.
Also, since we’ve (Deep and I) started travelling together, we usually book through Airbnb as it gives you the assurance of being safe and helps elevate your travel experiences by providing you with the chance to stay with the locals on a budget.

Also, the place we booked was located in close proximity to all the touristy areas and was really amazing. Got a super clean washroom with a well done up space and had the best hosts ever! We’d recommend this place to all millennial couples wholeheartedly.

What else could one ask for?

Want to know where we stayed in Pondicherry? Make sure to catch the entire video here – Best Budget Airbnb in Pondicherry