Next morning, if you're up for something new, you can head to Serenity beach for some surfing lessons. The surf school operating there is called Kalai Alai.
OR you could sleep in late and go for a lazy brunch at Coromandel Cafe. You CANNOT miss this one.
Pay a visit to the Aurobindo Ashram (it's all very close by within pondi), and then head to paradise beach, or one of the beaches on your must visit list). You can do all of this by 3pm, incase your flight back is from Chennai later today.
Or if you're flying the next morning from pondi itself, you can hit one of the night clubs and make it a party night. My top recommendations - Ice Cubes, Strorytellers Bar, Greasy Tin.
OR you can explore from a bunch of other recommendations below:
- Sky Garden (rooftop restaurant, great for lunch)
- Canteen 18 - SUPER loaded burgers (pretty café)
- Le Dupleix (fine dine)
- Bom Bali (fine dine)
- Bay of Buddha (roof top)
- Eat my Cake / Eat my Cheese (USP - they make their own cake & cheese)
- Auroville Bakery - Amazing baked goods
- Gelato (GMT) - BEST Ice-Creams
➡️ A few things to remember:
👉 Chennai to Pondi - block 4 hours. Mostly takes 3 hours in non peak hours. Cab cost is approx. INR 3000 one way. So you can check flights accordingly. Make sure you hire a 2 wheeler or a car.
👉 Stay close to white town. While booking your stay make that your benchmark and check property distance from your stay to white town. Radius of 5 kms should work just fine.
👉 Rent a bike, car, or even a bicycle if you like. It's cheaper to rent a bike and makes it easier to go around. You'll find a zillion rental places right on Mission Street. Google is your friend.
(Pondi Streets are narrow so it's a hassle to drive around in a car. I'd recommend against it.)
👉 If you're scuba diving on Day 4, just remember you CANNOT take a flight within 12-18 hours of scuba diving. Highly recommend diving in the first 2 days of your trip.
👉 Bread & Chocolate, Lhasa, and a lot of other outlets in Auroville close by 5PM.
👉 To book Matriamandir (inside) visit, the booking window is open from 2PM TO 3PM.
➡️ Contact Numbers:
- Dive School (Temple Adventures) - 9940219449
- Stay options - 7339455528