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Road trip from Chennai

Post by partywithneha » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:04 pm

Hi guys

I am planning a road trip from Chennai on 27th of April. So far the plan is to drive to Pondicherry. What are the other places that I can drive to from there? And any tips?

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Re: Road trip from Chennai

Post by royalenfielder » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:40 pm

How many days do you have Neha?



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Re: Road trip from Chennai

Post by partywithneha » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:56 pm

Oh! sorry forgot to mention that. Just the weekend ie 2 days.



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Re: Road trip from Chennai

Post by royalenfielder » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:18 pm

Since you have two days in all, what would be good would be leave from Chennai as early as possible on the day you arrive. Take a self drive - a MyChoize may work out cheaper for you but check Zoomcar options too. (The promo code on Zoomcar is ZC01SCOUT for a fat discount on weekdays if you're going).

In Mahabalipuram, there is a cluster of heritage and religious structures for you to visit which should take around half a day. From here Pondicherry would be around a couple of hours' drive for you to reach your place by 6-7PM. This way, you will have the whole of next day to explore the sights and sounds of the place.

Here is an itinerary you can use: Chennai to Pondicherry via Mahabalipuram

Tip: Don't miss the Crocodile Bank! :)
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Re: Road trip from Chennai

Post by partywithneha » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:48 pm

This is awesome thank you! Expect loads of pictures :D



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Re: Road trip from Chennai

Post by kushal.kumar.uppal » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:39 pm

There is one other place you can visit. It is around 60 kms from Pondicherry. Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, it is supposed to be the 2nd largest Mangrove forest in the world. It looks like a beautiful place. Never been there but I want to.



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Re: Road trip from Chennai

Post by partywithneha » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:11 pm

Thanks Kushal. Just looked it up. Looks great!



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Re: Road trip from Chennai

Post by kushal.kumar.uppal » Thu May 17, 2018 11:48 am

Hey @partywithneha How was your road trip? Were you able to go to Pichavaram Mangrove Forest?



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Re: Road trip from Chennai

Post by partywithneha » Thu May 17, 2018 6:55 pm

Hey Kushal. The trip was amazing! Could not do the forest though. But the drive along the ECR was fab. Also visited the Crocodile bank. What fun! Here are some pics:::



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