Overview

Pondicherry Backpacking Tour 

Settle yourself amidst the French colonies, sit-by-the-beach for a vacation much needed, roam around the quaint little hamlets far away from chaos…..At, Pondicherry - The French capital of India. Experience a little piece of French culture and indulge in their cuisines at Pondicherry. Sit by the cafes, sip refreshing drinks and roam like a hippie soul. It’s time to tick this destination off your wishlist.

Pondicherry - presently known as Puducherry is a union territory of India very closely located to Chennai. This destination is symbolic to love, peace and trans. Thanks to the ashrams, beaches, French colonies and Old Heritage Churches which leaves a symbolic impression.

Mahabalipuram – Taste every bit of heritage by going back in time. It is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The picturesque constructions are worth capturing.

 

 

Event Cost: 12999/- ( With Sleeper Coach Train Ticket )

Event Cost: 15499/- ( With 3AC Coach Train Ticket )

Event Cost: 11499/- ( Reaching Chennai Directly )

4 Nights 5 Days 21 Dec Fort, Maharashtra
Itinerary

Day 0 - Wednesday 21st Dec

10:00 pm: Meet the Trikon Team at CSTM

10:30 pm: Board CSMT MS SF MAIL (22157) from CST

Train Halts at Dadar and Kalyan Jn

02:00 am:  Pune participants can board the train

Overnight journey in train

Day 1 - Thursday, 22nd Dec

10:00 pm - Reach Chennai Egmore station by night and move to our stay.

11:00 pm -  Retire for the day

( Meal - NA )

Day 2 - Friday , 23rd Dec

05.30 am - Wake up call
07.30 am - Leave for Mahabalipuram post breakfast

Sightseeing in Mahabalipuram

  • Shore temple

  • 5 Rathas 

  • Butterball

  • Lighthouse

Caves -

  • Trimurti Cave – The Power Of Three Gods
  • Krishna Cave Temple – Remarkable Wall Carvings
  • Mahishasura Mardini Cave Temple – Rock Cut Relic
  • Covelong Beach

(Please note: Depending on the weather and time sightseeing places will be covered)

07:00 pm - Leave from Mahabalipuram and reach Pondicherry

09:00pm - Have dinner

10:00 pm - Check in & retire for the day

( Meal - Breakfast & Dinner  )

 

Day 3 - Saturday, 24th Dec

06.00 am - Wake Up call
07:00 am - Leave for Vinayagar temple and breakfast

Sightseeing in Pondicherry:

  • Auro beach
  • Aurobindo ashram
  • french War memorial
  • Gandhi statue 
  • Rock /Pondy/Promenade beach
  • Pondy museum
  • Bharathi Park
  • Botanic garden


09:30am - Leave for Auroville and explore

01:00pm - Have lunch on the way to Paradise beach

03:00pm - Reach Chunnambar and get a ferry for Paradise beach

05:30pm - Back at white town & visit beautiful churches and cafes in the city

(Please note : Depending on the weather and time sightseeing places will be covered)

( Meal - Breakfast & Dinner  )

Day 4 - Sunday, 25th Dec

06:00 am - Wake up call

08:00 am - Leave for Chennai

12:00 pm - Reach Chennai and explore Marina Beach

03:00 - 05:30 pm - Shopping & Leisure time at Chennai

06:00 pm - Catch MAS LTT EXPRESS (12164) from Chennai 

Overnight journey in Train

( Meal - Breakfast only  )

Day 4 - Monday, 26th Dec


11:45 pm - Reach Pune

02.30 pm - Reach KALYAN JN

03:00 pm - Reach THANE

04:00 pm - Reach LTT

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Mumbai to Chennai & Return by Sleeper Coach Train Ticket 
  • Meals – Day 1 Dinner to Day 4 Breakfast
  • Triple / Quadruple Sharing Stay at Hotels & Home Stay
  • Entry fees
  • Toll & Sightseeing
  • Trikon Expertise
  • Internal Transport by Non AC Bus
  • 5 % GST

What is NOT included in the tour

 

  • Meals during train journey
  • Daily Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Highlights

List of PLACES to be covered

  • Marina beach (Happens to be India’s Longest Beach shore, lip-smacking street food)

  • Mahabalipuram – Shore Temple, Pancha Rathas( 5 Rathas that belong to 5 pandavas) Krishna's Butterball, Tiger Cave & Arjuna's Penance.

  • Pondicherry – Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram, Paradise island, Auro beach, La Café, Promenade, French head quarters, Ganesha Temple & Churches.

Things to carry


ID Card
Camera (Optional)
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
Extra Pair of Clothes
Napkin
Towel
Toiletries
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or Backpack
Shawl or Bedsheet
Sunscreen
Floaters and Shoes
Please carry medicines if you need any
Hand Sanitizer

FAQs

IMPORTANT

Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.

Please know it is a backpacking trip, hence wear your casual or sports shoes. You might have to travel with local transport at times, so please avoid luggage bags and trolleys.

 

Pickup point
CSTM PLATFARM NO 8 NANDIGRAM EXPRESS, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map