One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Tour by Cab

One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Sightseeing Trip by Car

Chennai is a mystical city that has a long remarkable history. Thousands of travellers visit the city to explore its magic and mystery. East India Company had set the city as its major trading centre which was rechristened as Chennai in 1998.

The spectacular city offers myriad of attractions ranging from archaeological and religious sites, art galleries, museums, churches and historic monuments. It is also prominent for its mouth watering delicacies. The capital city offers several splendid tourist destinations in its neighbourhood.

Pondicherry is a notable vacation destination located at a distance of 170 km from Chennai. Soak up the city’s fascinating culture with our one day Chennai to Pondicherry Tour by private car.

Pondicherry is the capital city of the union territory of Puducherry and was the headquarters of the East India Company in 1674. It had been ruled by the Pallavas, Bijapur Sultans, Cholas, Pandyas and Vijayanagar kings.

The historical monuments of Pondicherry give a great opportunity to experience the ambience of bygone eras. Pondicherry proffers a myriad of stunning landmarks for the tourists that include beaches, heritage buildings and temples.

Explore the incredible sightseeing spots of Pondicherry with our exciting one day Chennai to Pondicherry trip that focuses on the city’s most exciting spots.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Chennai to Pondicherry Tour Package by Car

  • Full Day Pondicherry Local Sightseeing Tour from Chennai
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Aurobindo Ashram, Botanical Garden, Pondicherry Museum, War Memorial, Gandhi Statue, Promenade Beach, Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Auroville City, and Auro Beach.
  • Trip Starts at 8:00 AM
  • Trip Ends at 7:00 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Chennai Home / Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals, Toll Gate charges

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Package Cost for One Day Pondicherry Sightseeing Trip from Chennai

Maruti Nexa Baleno Hatchback Car for One Day Tour

₹ 5,300/-

Indica / i20 / Baleno

4 Seater / Hatchback

Honda City Secan Car for One Day Tour

₹ 5,500/-

Dzire / Etios / City

4 Seater / Sedan

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Tour

₹ 9,500/-

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Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Tour

₹ 9,800/-

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6-7 Seater / SUV

Tempo/ Force Traveller LCV for One Day Tour

₹ 12,000/-

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14-22 Seater / LCV


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  • Receive a handy city guide cum itinerary for the tour
  • Start your memorable Chennai to Pondicherry same day tour

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Board on our one day Chennai to Pondicherry trip and walk through the iconic landmarks of the city. Enjoy the highlights of the city that includes ancient churches, well manicured gardens, fabulous beaches and glorious temples.

A stimulating voyage starts with the visit to the Manakula Vinayagar Temple. Visit the prominent Aurobindo Ashram. Move ahead to a well preserved botanical garden to experience the great collection of flora. Learn about the history of the town at the Pondicherry museum.

Stop at the War Memorial to pay homage to the soldiers who gave away their lives for the country. Continue your journey with the visit to the Gandhi Statue and take a relaxing break at the Promenade Beach.

Visit the Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus and then traverse through the Auroville City. Finally we visit the magical Auro Beach.


Itinerary for your One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Sightseeing Trip

Pickup from your Chennai Home / Hotel at 7:00 AM

Tourism Place Suggested
Duration
Manakula Vinayagar Temple 40 mins
Aurobindo Ashram 50 mins
Botanical Garden 40 mins
Pondicherry Museum 40 mins
War Memorial 30 mins
Gandhi Statue 30 mins
Promenade Beach 60 mins
Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus 30 mins
Auroville City 30 mins
Auro Beach 60 mins

Drop at your Chennai Home / Hotel by 8:00 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Puducherry or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Chennai to Pondicherry fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in One Day Puducherry City Tour Package from Chennai?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home in Chennai
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Pondicherry Sightseeing Package from Chennai?

  • Entry fee for tourist attractions in Puducherry
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
  • Toll gate charges

What to see! A Quick Guide to Pondicherry Sightseeing Tour from Chennai by Taxi

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Chennai to Pondicherry tour package.

1. Manakula Vinayagar Temple

One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Trip by Car Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Pondicherry
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Start your memorable one day Pondicherry trip with the visit to an intriguing Manakula Vinayagar Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Built on an area of 8000 sq feet before the French came to India, it is often visited by devotees seeking blessings for their new born child.

It is considered auspicious bringing their child first to this holy temple before taking them to any other temple. Lord Ganesha was more popular here as Bhavaneswar Ganapathy.

Remarkable features of the temple are the beautifully carved incarnations of Lord Ganesha on the walls of the temple. It is said that the French Jesuits and missionaries tried to demolish the temple however it was saved by the Hindus.

As there was a pond near the temple with lot of sand, the deity is referred to as Manakula Vinayagar where in Manal means sand and Kulam means pond in Tamil. The spiritual complex lies over an area of 8000 sq feet and has beautiful outer mandapam and Maha Mandapam.

Visitors would admire the kodi kambam plated in gold and rising to a height of 18 feet. Golden Vimanam and the 7.5kg golden chariot are the key attraction of the temple. According to legends a famous saint named Thollaikkathu Siddhar attained Samadhi in the premises of this temple 300 years ago.


2. Aurobindo Ashram

One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Trip by Car Aurobindo Ashram
Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry
  • Must See / Things to Do: Pay homage to Sri Aurobindo and the mother
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Aurobindo Ashram

One of the most recognizable landmarks of Pondicherry visited during the one day Chennai to Pondicherry tour is the prominent Aurobindo Ashram. Sri Aurobindo was a great guru, poet and philosopher who withdrew from politics and moved to Pondicherry.

He engaged himself in spiritual works and developed the Aurobindo ashram. He encourages the members to follow the spiritual path or sadhana.

Considered as one of the wealthiest Ashrams, it blends spirituality and yoga. There are no obligatory practices, rituals and no compulsory
meditations or systematic instructions in yoga to be followed by the members. Sadhaks or the disciples perform sadhana on their own pace according to their nature.

Well maintained and administered by the Sri Aurobindo Trust the ashram draws several visitors. Sri Aurobindo died in 1950 and since then the ashram was taken care of by his disciple and collaborator Mirra Alfassa or the Mother. At the centre of the Ashram there are two Samadhis or Mausoleum of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.


3. Botanical Garden

One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Trip by Car Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden, Pondicherry
  • Must See / Things to Do: Take a Toy train ride
  • Timings:Morning – 7am to 12pm || Evening – 4pm to 8:30 pm
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Botanical Garden

Next in the list of the gratifying one day Pondicherry tour is the wonderful Botanical Garden. An attractive entrance built in French architectural style greets every visitor to explore the marvellous collection of 1500 species of trees and plants.

A 22 acre expansive garden with six fountains and an aquarium with impressive collection of aquatic animals is a great joy especially for the kids. Dotted with beautiful flower beds it exhibits endangered species of plants. Developed by Perrottet in 1831, the garden is divided into 28 themed plots.


4. Pondicherry Museum

One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Trip by Car Pondicherry Museum
Pondicherry Museum
  • Must See / Things to Do: French furniture, paintings and artwork
  • Timings: Morning – 8 am to 12 pm || Evening – 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 30/- per person || Still Camera: Rs. 15/-
  • Website: Pondicherry Museum

Head to examine the well preserved ancient stone carved structures and several other significant artefacts at the Pondicherry Museum. Get insights into Pondicherry’s history wandering through the imposing museum that has a wonderful collection of several artefacts that were excavated from Arikamedu.

It is a treasure trove of the Chola and Pallava dynasty historical relics. Bronze gallery exhibiting a range of god and goddess and the varied lamps used during the different dynasties resonate the rich Indian heritage.

A section of the museum depicts the rare artefacts from the Roman Empire. Notable items include fossilized trunks of the ancient tree, collection of coins, handicrafts, terracotta figures, crockery, guns and swords.


5. War Memorial

One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Trip by Car War Memorial
War Memorial, Pondicherry
  • Must See / Things to Do: Appreciate the French style of architecture
  • Timings: Morning – 5am to 12pm || Evening – 4pm to 8pm
  • Holiday / Closed on:
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

A notable stop of the one day Chennai to Pondicherry tour is the visit to the War Memorial located on the Goubert Avenue in White Town opposite to the Gandhi statue.

The memorial was developed with the efforts of the sculptor Gaston Petit and architect Delafon as a tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country in World War I. Inaugurated in 1938 by the then governor Crocchia it was built with the aim to remember the war experience and the bravery of the soldiers.

This well designed glorious war memorial has four white pillars and a statue of a soldier bending down and holding a rifle. There is an inscription stating “aux combatants des Indes Françoise morts pour la Patrie, 1914-1918” which means that French fighters who died for their country in 1914-1918. Names of the brave soldiers can be seen on a bronze plaque on the wall of the monument.


6. Gandhi Statue

One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Trip by Car Gandhi Statue
Gandhi Statue, Pondicherry
  • Must See / Things to Do: Look for the Square platform in front of the statue called the Gandhi Thidal.
  • Timings: 24 hours open
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Gandhi Statue

Stop by the Gandhi Statue located opposite to the War Memorial. A four meter high figure of the father of nation encircled with awe inspiring eight striking granite pillars is a must visit site. These pillars were brought from Gingee fort located at a distance of 70 km from Pondicherry and erected in 1866.

A tunnel runs below the statue leading to the fort of Gingee. Gandhi statue was inaugurated on January 26 1965. Sculptor Roy Chaudhary had created this iconic statue that is considered as one of the biggest Gandhiji statues in the world.


7. Promenade Beach

One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Trip by Car Promenade Beach
Promenade Beach, Pondicherry
  • Must See / Things to Do: Look for the Square platform in front of the statue called the Gandhi Thidal.
  • Timings: 24 hours open
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Promenade Beach

A spectacular sight covered with the one day Chennai to Pondicherry local sightseeing tour is the Promenade Beach. A Promenade moves from the War Memorial till the Dupleix Park extending for 1.5 km along the astounding beach. Relax on the beach side that has several other landmarks located in its vicinity.


8. Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus

One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Trip by Car Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus
Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry
  • Must See / Things to Do:Pay your obeisance to Lord Jesus
  • Timings: 24 hours open
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus

Continuing your one day Pondicherry trip we move to the sacred complex of Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus. Stained glasses of the sacred church have beautiful pictures of 28 saints devoted to Lord Jesus and portray the events related to Lord Jesus.

A key highlight of the church established in 1908 by French missionaries has been influenced by Gothic architectural style. A truly eye-catching exterior of the church exudes admiration. The revered ancient church has stunning Terracotta motifs on its walls.

During the past decade additions of a Parish Hall, Adoration chapel and a Grotto to Our Lady of Lourdes were made to the sacred building. This first Basilica of Pondicherry rises to a height of 18 meters and is 50 meters long and 48 meters wide.


9. Auroville City

One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Trip by Car Auroville City
Auroville City, Pondicherry
  • Must See / Things to Do: Different buildings of the residential zone
  • Timings: 24 hours open
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

A beguiling sightseeing spot visited during the one day Chennai to Pondicherry tour is the Auroville city. A dream project envisaged by Mirra Alfassa known as the mother was inaugurated in 1968. Mother wanted to set a township focusing on human unity where all the residents would live in peace and harmony.

Designed by Roger Anger the township has an impressive layout of a galaxy in which several arms or Lines of Force seem to unwind from a central point. Anyone seeking peace can come to the city irrespective of his caste, creed, religion and cultural background. It houses more than 2000 permanent residents who have come to stay in the peaceful township from various parts of the world.

An elegant temple called Matrimandir built at the centre of the universal town adds charm to the majestic township. This serene spiritual place can accommodate more than 100 people. A lotus shaped temple made of 1415 large gold discs has a huge hall were people sit and mediate peacefully.


10. Auro Beach

One Day Chennai to Pondicherry Trip by Car Auro Beach
Auro Beach, Pondicherry
  • Must See / Things to Do: Traverse along the coastline enjoying the cool breeze.
  • Timings: 24 hours open
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

Walk along the magical Auro Beach before you conclude your one day Chennai to Pondicherry trip. Gorgeous blue waters and the serene ambiance prove to be a perfect spot for a rejuvenating experience.

Several travellers visit the beach to experience the sunset and sunrise views. Located at a distance of 12 kms from Pondicherry many people visit the beach for surfing especially in the morning.


This unforgettable one day Chennai to Pondicherry tour featuring stunning sightseeing spots is going to be cherished by travellers forever. Pondicherry gives the visitors an opportunity to get off the beaten path. Every place portrays its ancient heritage. A visit to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram is going to be a rejuvenating experience.

Go through our other one day tour packages from Chennai to explore other getaway destinations as well.

Our one Day Chennai to Pondicherry by cab would ensure that you have a great time covering all the magnificent places mentioned above and grasping the entire quintessence of the city. An easy and comfortable service to make your trip more memorable.


Points to Note

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Chennai to Pondicherry tour package. This 1 day Chennai to Puducherry tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places to visit in Puducherry and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Pondicherry tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or service provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Pondicherry sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.


Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Chennai to Pondicherry tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Puducherry tour package from Chennai. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, ₹9 per km and ₹90 per hour.
  • For Indigo, ₹12 per km and ₹100 per hour.
  • For Innova, ₹15 per km and ₹125 per hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, ₹18 per km and ₹200 per hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, ₹ 20 per km and ₹300 per hour.

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