+91 413 2346363
29 Dec 2021

Weekend Getaway From Pondy.


A haven for all, Pondicherry is known for its serene, laid-back vibe and mesmerizing Indo-French architecture. With its fairytale charm and winding rues, it is easy to get lost in the beauty that captures the city. However, there is just so much more to explore. If one were to look just beyond the outskirts, there is something in store for every kind of traveler. Whether you are a history buff in search of rustic age-old temples and typical Pondicherry sightseeing, or a beach bum, forever chasing some vitamin sea, Pondicherry is the place to be!

Offer A Prayer

How to get there: Car/Bus
Distance from Pondicherry: 65kms
Time: 1.5 hours

If you're a devotee of Lord Shiva, then Chidambaram should surely make an appearance on your itinerary – for the famous Nataraja Temple. The architecture is a sight to behold with gloriously carved pillars, expansive temple grounds housing scattered shrines, and more. It is an understatement to say that you will be transported to the Chola Dynasty! Also known as Thillai, the temple town is known for the Pichavaram Mangrove Forest and comes with a rich history of its own.

Go Birdwatching

How to get there: Car/Bus
Distance from Pondicherry: 96kms
Time: 2 hours

Located in the Kanchipuram district, slightly further away from Pondy, Vedanthangal houses one of the oldest bird sanctuaries. Declared a national reserve, the park houses close to 200 species of domestic and migratory birds while providing shelter to a whopping 30,000 birds. A nature lover's delight, it is the perfect, off-beat picnic spot for your family.

Find Peace In The Ruins

How to get there: Car/Bus
Distance from Pondicherry: 250kms
Time: 5.5 hours

This one is for the true history buffs, though it's quite a drive away. Dindigul is a known ancient city nestled in Tamil Nadu. Once ruled by great empires such as the Cholas, the Pallavas, and more, the medieval city hosts ruins of rich historical significance and has remains of astonishing monuments and architecture from the olden eras. The Palani Murugan Temple and surrounding Sirumalai Hills are worth a visit as well.

Big On Beaches

How to get there: Car/Bus
Distance from Pondicherry: 114kms
Time: 2 hours

In contrast to the hustle and bustle of the crowded beaches in Pondy and Goa, Covelong(114 Kms from Pondy) is a quiet fishing village that flaunts greenery and clean beaches. It's perfect to rewind and rejuvenate with lush resorts and yoga centers. For those seeking more adventurous pursuits, surfing is also a popular activity in the area.

Perfect Day Trip

How to get there: Car/Bus
Distance from Pondicherry: 65kms
Time: 1.5 hours

No Pondicherry sightseeing trip is complete without a day trip to the famous Mahabalipuram(95 Kms). Adorned with exquisite monuments and structures dating back to the Pallava dynasty, it is a quick picturesque escape from the city and a must-do in your holiday itinerary!

Previous Post

Next Post