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.

 

Batch 1:11th - 15th August 2022


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

4 Nights 5 Days Available on request Fort, Maharashtra
Dates and Rates
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  • 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 2 BF + Dinner / Day 3 BF + Dinner / Day 4 BF only
    • Triple / Quadruple Sharing Stay at Hotels & Home Stay
    • Entry fees
    • Toll & Sightseeing
    • Trikon Expertise
    • Internal Transport by Non-AC Bus

    What is NOT included in the tour

     

    • Meals during a 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, Le 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