Day-1 Pondicherry Arrival. Visit to the French quarters Arrival at Pondicherry. In the evening enjoy a walk on the french quarters heritage area of Pondicherry and the promenade in the evening. A romantic evening meal at a restaurant serving French, European or Chettinad cuisine could be a good experience.
Day-2 Pondicherry and around During first half sightseeing options in and around Pondicherry town comprise Aurobindo Ashram, Ashram's handmade paper factory, Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Manakula Vinayagar Koil, Pondicherry Musuem, the Botanical Gardens and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Afternoon visit to Auroville commune (15 kms North of Pondicherry). Matrimandir at the commune is a renowned architectural masterpiece. In the evening visit the Anglo-French Textiles showroom for a bit of shopping. Those looking at a bit of Boating can also head for Chunnambar (8 kms South of Pondicherry).
Day-3 Pondicherry Excursions Pilgrimage oriented guests and heritage travellers may look to visit Chidambaram Temple (70 kms - 1.5 hours), renowned for its Nataraja temple OR Arunachala Lord Shiva Temple at Thiruvanamalai (108 kms - 2 hours) via Gingee Fort Complex.
Day-4 Pondichery - Yercaud Proceed to Yercaud (2500 ft asl) (236 kms - 5 hrs). Yercaud is a renowned plantation getaway ex-Bangalore. Evening visit Yercaud Lake and do boating.
Day-5 Yercaud and around Guests can consider Sightseeing in and around Yercaud such as Botonical Garden, Pagoda point, Killiyur Falls, The Grange etc.
Day-6 Departure Depart for onward journey.
Chennai - Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a metro city of India and the largest in South India. Chennai is starting point for many itineraries of Taminadu and South India.
Bangalore - Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest Software and ITES (IT Enabled services) center in the world. Bangalore is unofficially now considered as one of the metro cities of India (Alongwith Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi).
Pondicherry - Pondicherry is a popular destination in South India for Inbound guests on the heritage itinerary covering other areas like Mahabalipuram, Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Madurai etc. Pondicherry is a popular weekend getaway ex-Chennai and Bangalore.
Yercaud - Yercaud is a plantation town at 4500 ft above sea level and 25 km uphill from Salem and an idyllic Hillside hamlet with plantations around at 235 km from Bangalore