This is a Short-Break
Itinerary for visiting seaside french heritage town of Pondicherry (also known for its distinct French Heritage)
and temple town / village retreat of Thiruvanamalai
Speak - This is a getaway Itinerary where idea is to explore
French heritage and rural tamilnadu while staying in comfortable
getaway resorts. Both destinations are just about 100 kms apart.
- An ex-Chennai (195 kms) / Bangalore (215 kms) getaway and otherwise a temple town (known and
visited for its Arunachaleshwar Temple). Guests like to stay at Sparsa
Resort. Resort is built with a concept to give guests a feel of the
rural Tamilnadu. Choose from a range of activities such as bullock cart
rides, learning to milk a cow, Pottery making etc.
- An ex-Chennai (160 kms) / Bangalore (320 kms) getaway and otherwise a town known for its
French heritage, guests can either choose to relax by the beach at one of
the beach resort, or enjoy a walk by the promenade / Heritage bylanes of
French quarters / enjoy a quiet evening dinner at one of the several small
restaurants down the Heritage bylanes of French quarters / visit several monuments
of bygone era / visit Auroville /
Aurobindo Ashram. Guests who prefer getaway resorts must stay at one
of the beach front resorts on the town outskirts and those who like heritage
hotels with some character could opt for one of the heritage hotels. Maison
Perumal (CGH) is recommended for a
heritage experience of another kind.
- Oct-March is the best time to visit the area. However short-break /
getaway nature of the circuit, it may be visited all round the year
especially if idea is to visit a luxury resort and relax by the beach.