Tamil Nadu Monuments Timings

Chennai city is often recognized as the 'Gateway of South'. It is the fourth largest city and is an attraction in itself. The city has its own unique charm, which sets it aside from the rest of the big cities of the country. The scenic beauty of the city includes beautifully carved temples, serene beaches, colonial monuments and much more.

Chennai may not have a Red Fort or a Marine Drive or a Victoria Memorial, but it is India's oldest modern city. The growth of the city of Chennai has been predominantly focused in its southern and south western areas. The new developments on East Coast Road, Old Mahabalipuram Road and other regions of excellence like Sriperumbudur have attracted many foreign-based companies to set up office here. The rapid pace of growth has led to a corresponding but serious demand for better intra-city transportation to help people commute between their places of work and residence.

Historical places to visit: If it's India's history, you just can't forget Chennai. And with that fact, one thing that's assured is a whole list of heritage sites in Chennai. Right from the Basilica and Vivekananda House, there's so much for a history buff here that he just might run out of time. While some of the most intricate, ancient temple structures scoring big on the most loved historical places in Chennai, there's much more to it. And of course, there's the beach after hours of scouring through history.

Santhome Church:

It is located in Mylapore, initially built during 16th century by Portuguese explorers. This is one of only three Basilicas in the world to be built over the tomb of an apostle of Christ, San Thome and is dedicated to St. Thomas, who travelled to India in 52 AD.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
10:00am to 5:00pm No Free for both Video and Still camera No

Church of Our Lady of Light / Mylapore Luz Church:

It is located in Mylapore. Church of Our Lady of Light is a Roman Catholic shrine. It is popularly referred as Luz Church by the locals, derived from the Portuguese name Nossa Senhora da Luz. This was built in 1516 by the Portuguese. It is one of the oldest Churches in the city and its foundation stone marks as one of the oldest European monuments in India. The church is located very near to the Santhome Basilica, where Apostle Thomas is believed to be buried.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
08:00am to 11:00pm &
01:00pm to 5:00pm
No Free for both Video and Still camera No

Kapaleeshwarar Temple:

Main deity of this temple is Shiva, located in Mylapore. The form of Shiva's wife - Parvati worshipped at this temple is called Karpagambal. This temple was built around 7th century in Dravidian architecture. The temple has numerous shrines, with those of Kapaleeshwarar and Karpagambal being the most prominent. The temple has six daily rituals at various times from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and four yearly festivals on its calendar. The Arubathimoovar festival celebrated during Panguni in the Tamil calendar is its most prominent festival.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
05:30am to 12:30pm &
04:00pm to 8:30pm
No Video camera (top view only) - Rs. 50/- &
Still camera fee
- Rs. 25/-
No

Sri Parthasarthy Temple:

The Parthasarathy temple at Tiruvallikkeni or Triplicane, as the Britishers called it, happens to be the oldest temple in the city (8th century). This temple is dedicated to the God Krishna and is classified as one among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu. The existence of the Tiruvallikeni village is seen in records dating back to the Pallava period and earlier. This temple was originally built by the Pallavas in the 8th century, by King Narasimhavarman.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
07:30am to 12:00pm &
04:00pm to 9:00pm
No Not Allowed No

Fort St. George museum:

Founded in 1639, Fort St. George is the first-ever British fort to be built on Indian soil. The Fort St. George Museum was organized and opened to the public from 31st January 1948. The museum began with a small collection of objects of the British Raj donated by the then Madras Presidency Government, the St. Mary's Church authorities, the disbanded army units and others.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
09:00am to 04:00pm Rs. 100 (foreigners) & Rs. 5
for Indians
Video camera - not allowed.
Still camera can be used
without flash.
Friday only

Government Museum:

The second oldest museum in India was established in 1851. Famous for the treasure trove of archaeological and numismatics collections that it houses, the Museum is also known the world over for possessing the largest number of Roman antiquities outside Europe.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
09:30am to 05:00pm Rs. 250 (foreigners) &
Rs. 15 (for Indians)
Video camera fee Rs. 500/- &
Camera fee - Rs. 200/-
Fridays & National Holidays

Theosophical Society:

Headquartered at Adyar, the Theosophical Society is a serene oasis in the midst of busy city life. Established at Chennai in 1883. This is a beautiful place with different trees and plants. It has a rich animal life too.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
08:00am to 10:30pm
02:00am to 04:00pm
no Video camera fee Rs. 500/- &
Camera fee - Rs. 200/-(but
prior permission is required to use
both still cameras or video camera)
Fridays & National Holidays

Ice House (Vivekananda Illam):

This is now being called as the Vivekananda Illam. The Ice House was first built to store ice blocks, imported from the USA by Fredric Tudor in 1842. This is why it holds the name Ice House. Located alongside the Marina Beach, the Ice House shot to fame after the philosopher Vivekananda who lived there for nine days in 1897. Books and photographs of the great Monk illustrating the historical happenings associated with his life and his own writings are on display and even sold in the museum.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
08:30am to 5:30pm Rs. 15 for adults & Rs. 5
for children.
Still Camera - Rs. 20/- &
Video Camera - Rs. 100/-
All Tuesdays

St. Mary's Church:

St. Mary's Church located at Fort St George, is the oldest Anglican church east of Suez and also the oldest British building in India. The church is popularly known as the 'Westminster Abbey of the East'.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
09:00am to 5:00pm no Still camera allowed but
Video camera not allowed
no

Guindy National Park:

Guindy National Park is a 2.70 km protected area and is the 8th smallest National Park of India. The Guindy National Park is blessed with a rich variety of flora and fauna. The National Park is home to blackbucks, spotted deer, jackals, reptiles and over a hundred species of birds.

Arignar Anna Zoological Park:

Arignar Anna Zoological Park, also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai. This is about 31 kilometres away from the city centre and 15 kilometres away from the Chennai Airport.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
09:00am to 5:00pm Rs. 30 for adults & Rs. 10
for children.
Still Camera - Rs. 25/- &
Video Camera - Rs. 250/-
All Tuesdays

Kalakshetra:

An important cultural centre for Bharatanatyam is Kalakshetra (Sanskrit for 'place of the arts'), located on the beach in the south of the city, Kalakshetra was started in 1936 by noted Bharatanatyam exponent, Rukmini Devi Arundale. Kalakshetra is a cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
08:30am to 11:30pm Rs. 500 for Foreigners &
Rs. 200 for Indians
Not Allowed Saturdays & Sundays,
National Holidays &
School Holidays

Valluvar Kottam:

Dedicated to the memory of the poet, philosopher and saint- Thiruvallur, Valluvar Kottam was constructed in 1976. Shaped like a temple chariot, Valluvar Kottam stands at the deepest point of a now dried-up lake. The monument is inscribed with the lines from Thirvalluvar's most revered work- Thirukkural.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
08:30am to 5:30pm Rs. 3 for adults &
Rs. 2 for children
Camera - Free but prior permission
required from Corporation office,
to use Video Camera
No Holidays

Bharathiyar Illam:

Adjacent to Sri Parathasarthy Temple is Bharathiyar Illam, the home of one of India's famous poets- Subramanya Bharathi. A renowned Tamil poet and a revered freedom fighter, Subramanya Bharathi is known to be one of the catalysts of the Indian Independence struggle in South India. His home in Triplicane has now been turned into a museum dedicated to his life and work.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
10:00am to 5:30pm no Not Allowed All Government holidays

St. Thomas Mount:

Located in the industrial district of Guindy, St. Thomas Mount is a small hillock where St. Thomas, the apostle of Christ, is believed to have been martyred. It is very close to Chennai International Airport.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
10:00am to 5:30pm no Not Allowed All Government holidays

Entry is restricted in all the below places & can be witnessed only from outside:

  • Ripon Building
  • The High Court
  • Thousands Lights Mosque
  • Madras University
  • The Secretariat
  • The Victory War Memorial

Shopping at Chennai:

Pondy Bazaar- T. Nagar

This street in Chennai needs no introduction. 'Going to Pondy Bazaar' automatically translates to 'Going shopping' - no matter what you are looking for; from clothes to jewellery, shoes to home ware, used books to fruit & vegetable - there is absolutely nothing that you can't get your hands on as you stroll down this stretch. Of course during festivals and holidays, prepare for less 'strolling' and more 'go-where-the-crowd-taketh-thou'. It is the place to go for textiles and jewellery in the city, there are outlets that cater to every price range - From Globus and Levis and mid-range department stores like Big Bazaar to little kiosks and make-shift retail outlets on temporarily parked cars. And there are more than enough places to satiate your thirst and hunger. KFC has opened an outlet here. Residency Towers and GRT Grand with their many restaurants are also an option. One the other side of the spectrum, they also have fresh juice stalls and cauliflower bajjis, dished out hot and steaming from the large oil vats parked right on the pavement. Little down the road is Ranganathan Street (only for the brave and adventurous people) and Panagal Park (Chennai's gold district). Well connected by trains and buses and centrally located, getting there is always a breeze although navigating through it might require eyes on the back of your head.

Kapaleeshwarar temple street

One of the very few places in city that has remained untouched by time, shopping along the holy pond near the temple might as well be an experience that can transport you back in time. The ideal time to visit is in the evenings, when the weather is pleasant. The market with stalls and push carts, is in full swing and temples bells are tolling behind you. The best things to buy here is Handicrafts items. And traditional accessories like bangles, ear rings, bracelets etc can also be found here. If you are lucky, you may find little fair with mehandi stalls, people offering to sketch you etc. And forget sitting down anywhere for a bite. Stroll around the pond, munching on boiled masala peanuts, cotton candy and washing it down with paneer soda - the original fizzy drink. Not bargaining here is a sin - in fact, the hawkers expect you to do it. They always quote a price 20-30 % higher than what they are prepared to let it go for. Wander across to the neighbouring Kutchery Street or Luz Corner for more shopping options of the conventional kind.

Other shopping malls in Chennai are:

Skywalk Mall, Aminjikarai, Abirami Mega Mall, Purasavakkam, Citi Center, Mylapore, Spencer Plaza, Phoenix Market city, Velachery, Forum Vijaya Mall Vadapalani, The Grand Mall, Velachery Main Road.

Places of interest inside the city

Being a coastal city, Chennai has a vibrant vibe in it. It is known to be a cultural hub and has, for long, nurtured a distinct identity of its own.

Marina Beach:

India's longest urban beach stretches for 114 kms and is by far Chennai's most frequented beach. In 1885, the then governor of Madras, Mount stuart Elphinstone Grant Duff, built a promenade along the beach and named it the Madras Marina. On any given day, the beach is abuzz with thousands of people who not just come to enjoy the waters but also visit the numerous stalls that dot the entire length of the beach. Other popular spots on the Marina are the memorials dedicated to former chief ministers Dr. C.N Annadurai and M. G Ramachandran.

Elliot's Beach:

Elliot's Beach marks the end point of the Marina. Situated in Besant nagar, Elliot's is favorite with Chennai's youth. One of the interesting features of the beach is the Karl Schmidt memorial that is dedicated to the memory of the Dutch sailor of the same name, who lost his life trying to save the lives of others.

Ranganthan Street in T-Nagar:

By far Chennai's busiest place, Ranganthan Street is the shopping hub of the city. Shoppers can buy anything from safety pins to gold here. It is a place where street hawkers coexist in harmony with grand, multi-storied stores. Ranganathan Street offers a unique shopping experience to visitors.

DakshinaChitra - literally means 'a picture of the south':

On the way to Mahabalipuram, on the East Coast Road at Muttukadu, 21 kms South of Chennai is DakshinaChitra. It is a centre for traditional arts and crafts. Started in 1996, DakshinaChitra is a non-profit organisation by the Madras Craft Foundation. It is a great place to acquaint ourselves with the vibrant arts of India.

Visiting time Entrance Fee Camera Fee Holidays
10:00am to 6:00pm Rs. 250 for foreigner &
Rs. 100 for Indians
Camera fee - Rs.10 &
Video camera - Rs. 50
Tuesdays & Diwali day
(Open on all National Holidays)
Day Excursions from Chennai
  • Chennai - Kanchipuram - Chennai - 75Kms / 2hrs - one way
  • Chennai - Mahabalipuram - Chennai- 65Kms / 1.5hrs - one way
  • Chennai - Kanchipuram - Mahabalipuram - Chennai - 225 Kms for round trip
  • Chennai - Pondicherry - Chennai - 160Kms / 3.5hrs - one way
  • Chennai - Tirupati - Chennai - 180Kms / 4hrs- one way
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Ekambareshwar temple
(No Holidays)
NO Rs. 20 Rs. 100 0600 hrs to 1230 hrs &
1600 hrs to 2030 hrs
Varadharaja temple
(No Holidays)
NO Rs. 5 Rs. 100 0500 hrs to 1230 hrs &
1530 hrs to 1930 hrs
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
The shore Temples &
Five Rathas (No Holidays)
Rs. 250 for foreigners &
Rs. 10 for Indians
Free Rs. 25 0600 hrs to 1730 hrs
Dakshinchitra (Tuesday is Holiday.
Else it is open
on all NationalHolidays
except Diwali day)
Rs. 250 for foreigners &
Rs. 100 for Indians
Rs. 10 Rs. 50 1000 hrs to 1800 hrs
Crocodile Farm (Weekly Holiday - Monday) Rs. 35 for Foreigners & Indians Rs. 20 Rs. 100 0830 hrs to 1730 hrs
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Natrajar Temple,
Chidambaram
NO Free, but restricted to certain
areas. Strictly prohibited
to use in main sanctum
Free, but restricted to certain
areas. Strictly prohibited
to use in main sanctum
0600 hrs to 1200 hrs &
1600 hrs to 2100 hrs
Gangaikondacholapuram NO Free Free 0600 hrs to 1200 hrs &
1600 hrs to 2000 hrs
Airawateshwara Temple,
Darasuram
NO Free Free 0600 hrs to 1200 hrs &
1600 hrs to 2000 hrs
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Sri Brihadeeswarar temple No Entrance for both foreigners and Indians Cameras are allowed around the temple except the Sanctum area. Video cameras are also allowed but not standing video cameras. 06 Am to 12.30 Pm & 4.00 Pm to 8.30 PM
Tanjore Palace (Closed on
all Government Holidays)
Rs. 10/- for foreigners adult and Rs. 5/- for children & Rs.5/- for Indian adult and free for Indian for children Indian – Rs. 50/- Foreigner – Rs.100/- Indian – Rs. 150/- Foreigner – Rs.200/- 0900 hrs to 1300 hrs & 1500 hrs to 1800 hrs
Saraswathy Mahal Library (Closed in all government holidays) Adult - 60Rs/- children - 20Rs/-( Child age - 7 to 12years) for Foreigners & Adult - 10Rs/- Children - 5Rs/- for Indians NOT ALLOWED NOT ALLOWED 10.00am to 1.00pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm
Archaeology Monuments (Closed in all government holidays) Adult - 50Rs/- children - 25Rs/-( Child age - 7 to 12years) for Foreigners & Adult - 10Rs/- Children - 5Rs/- for Indians Indian - 50Rs/-, Foreigner - 100Rs/- Indian - 150Rs/-. Foreigner - 200Rs/- 10.00am to 5.00pm ( No break)
Art Gallery – will be closed on all National holidays & local holidays Rs. 60/- for foreigner adult and Rs.10/- for children & Rs. 10/- for Indian adult and Rs.5/-for Children Rs. 100/- for Foreigners and Rs. 50/- for Indians Rs. 200/- for Foreigners and Rs. 150/- for Indians 9.00am to 1.00 pm and 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Punnainallur Mariamman Temple No entrance for foreigners and Indians No fees. But we need to get the permission from temple office No fees. But we need to get the permission from temple office 06 Am to 8.30 Pm
Veilankanni Church (No Holidays) NO Not Allowed Not Allowed 0530 hrs to 2030 hrs
Tranquebar Beach (Closed on Fridays & Government Holidays) Rs. 10/- for Indians & Rs. 50/- for foreigners Rs. 50 Rs. 100 1000hrs to 1400 hrs & 1500 hrs to 1800 hrs

Tanjore Art Gallery or Palace

Holidays : National holidays & during Election, Tanjore palace will be closed(yearly 08 days)

Date Reason Places Status
14.01.15 Pongal Palace , Museum closed
26.01.15 Republic day Palace , Museum closed
14.04.15 Tamil new year Palace , Museum closed
01.05.15 May day Palace , Museum closed
15.08.15 Independence Day Palace , Museum closed
17.09.15 Vinayagar Chathurthi Palace , Museum closed
02.10.15 Gandhi Jayanthi Palace , Museum closed
10.11.15 Deepavali Palace , Museum closed

Tanjore Palace Total entry fee: 180/- per person. Kindly go through the above attached program.

Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Aadhi Kumbeshwarar Temple ( No Holiday) NO Not Allowed Not Allowed 0500 hrs to 1230 hrs & 1600 hrs to 2030 hrs
Sarangapani Temple (No Holiday) NO Not Allowed Not Allowed 0500 hrs to 1230 hrs & 1600 hrs to 2030 hrs
Nageshwar Temple (No Holiday) NO Not Allowed Not Allowed 0500 hrs to 1200 hrs & 1600 hrs to 2030 hrs

Swamimalai

Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Murugan Temple (No Holiday) NO Rs. 50, with prior permission Rs. 350, with prior permission 0500 hrs to 1200 hrs & 1600 hrs to 2030 hrs
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Rock Fort Temple (No Holidays) Rs.3/- for all Rs. 20 Rs. 100, with prior permission 05:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs & 16:00 Hrs to 20:30 Hrs
Renganathaswamy Temple ( No Holidays)
Temple Museum (No Holidays)
Rs. 5/- for Museum & Rs. 20/- for view point until 1800 hrs only. Rs. 50 Rs. 100 06:00 Hrs to 12:30 Hrs & 16:00 Hrs to 20:30 Hrs
Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeshwar & Akilandeswari Temple (No Holidays) NO Rs. 30 Rs. 250 05:00 Hrs to 11:30 Hrs & 16:00 Hrs to 20:30 Hrs
Lady Lourdes Church (No Holidays) NO - - 0530 hrs to 1930 hrs
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Meenakshi Amman Temple (No Holidays) Rs. 55 for foreigners & Rs. 5 for Indians Rs. 50 Rs. 250 0530 hrs to 1230 hrs & 1600 hrs to 2130 hrs
i) Thirumalai Nayak palace (No Holidays)
ii) Sound & Light show at Palace (No Holidays)
i) Rs. 10 for Indians, Adults & Rs. 5 for children, Indian. Rs. 50 for foreigners, Adults & Rs. 25 for Children between 05 to 12 years, foreigners)
ii) Rs. 50 for Adults & Rs. 25 for children
Rs. 30 Rs. 100 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs.
First show at 1845 hrs to 1930 hrs in English & Second show at 2015 hrs to 2100 hrs in Tamil
Gandhi Museum (Closed on all National and government holidays) Rs. 50 Rs. 50 0930 hrs to 1300 hrs & 1400 hrs to 1745 hrs
Tiruparangundram Temple (No Holidays) NO Rs. 100 Rs. 200 0530 hrs to 1300 hrs & 1600 hrs to 2100 hrs
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Chettinad Palace No entry during Chettinad community family marriage that takes place in Chettinad Not Allowed Not Allowed 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Ramanathaswamy temple No Rs. 25 Rs. 100 0500 hrs to 1230 hrs & 1500 hrs to 2030 hrs
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Kumari Amman Temple NO(Rs. 20/- in case of heavy crowd in the temple) Not Allowed Not Allowed 0500 hrs to 1230 hrs & 1600 hrs to 2030 hrs
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ( No Holiday) Rs.169/- for Ferry Fee, Rs.20/- for Rock entry (Special fee Counter ) Rs. 34/- for Ferry Fee, Rs. 20/- for Rock entry (Normal fee Counter) Pax above 03 years full ticket charge applicable - - 0800 hrs to 1600 hrs
Wax Museum – India’s first wax museum is at Bay watch water theme park. It is 3 Km from Kanyakumari ( No holidays) Rs. 50 for wax museum & Rs. 200 for Theme park Rs. 25 Rs. 100 0930 hrs to 1300 hrs & 1400 hrs to 1745 hrs
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Botanical Garden Adult Rs.30/- child Rs.15/- Rs.50/- Rs.100/- 08.30am - 06.00pm
Ooty Lake Rs.10/- Boat Charges: Motor Boat Rs. 850/- (8 Seater) Rs.10/- Rs.50/- 08:00am - 05:30pm
Doddabetta Rs. 5/- Rs.10/- Rs.50/- 08:30am - 05:00pm
Rose Garden Adult Rs.30/- child Rs.15/- Rs. 50/- Rs. 100/- 08.30am - 06.00pm
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Sims Park Adult Rs.30/- child Rs.15/- Rs.50/- Rs.100/- 08.30am - 06.00pm
Lamb’s Rock Adult Rs. 10/- Children Rs. 5/- Rs.20/- Rs.50/- No Timings (Open Spots)
Dolphin Nose Adult Rs. 10/- Children Rs. 5/- Rs.20/- Rs.50/- No Timings (Open Spots)
Tea Gardens & Tea Factory Ooty – 02 Factory / 01 Free / 01 20 Rs.10/- Rs.10/- 09:00am - 06:00pm

The Dansborg Fort - Currently a museum, it houses a number of Hindu sculptures which have been salvaged from the crumbling shore temple, replica of the treaty signed between the Nayak ruler and the King of Denmark and other relics of the bygone Danish settlement. The State Archeological Department of Tamil Nadu maintains this fort.

Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Fort Dansborg or Danish fort Rs. 50 /- for foreigners. Indians – Rs. 10 /- Rs. 100 /- for foreigners & Rs. 10 /- for Indian Rs. 100 /- for foreigners & Rs. 10 /- for Indian 10 am to 05 Pm
Place Mass Timings - Week Days All Sundays All Saturdays Timing
Velankanni 5.40 am : Morning Prayer in the Main Shrine
6.00 am : Mass in Tamil in the Main Shrine
7.00 am : Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica
8.00 am : Mass in Telugu in the Upper Basilica
9.00 am : Mass in Malayalam in the Lower Basilica
10.00 am : Mass in English in the Lower Basilica
11.00 am : Mass in Hindi in the Upper Basilica
12.00 noon : Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica
6.00 pm : Rosary and Litany in Tamil followed by Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica
7.30 am : Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica (Instead of at 7.00 am during the week)
5.00 am : (Additional) Mass in Tamil for the Parishioners of Velankanni in the Lower Basilica
6.00 pm : Rosary, Novena Prayer, Benediction and Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica
7.00 am: Mass in Tamil at Our Lady? Tank Chapel
5.45 am: Car Procession of Our Lady of Health around the Shrine Benediction and Mass in Tamil in the Lower Basilica
6.30 Am to 8.00 Pm.
Place Entrance Fee Camera Fee Video Camera Timing
Sri Aurobindo Ashram NO Not Allowed Not Allowed 0800 hrs to 1200 hrs & 1400 hrs to 1800 hrs
Auroville ( Guest should go 01 day before to get permission) NO Not Allowed Not Allowed Monday to Saturday - opened from 0900 hrs to 1200hrs and 1400 hrs to 1700 hrs (Sunday - opened from 0900 hrs to 1230 hrs)
Pondicherry Museum( closed on Monday and National holidays) Rs. 50 for Foreigners & Rs. 10 for Indians Not Allowed Not Allowed 0930 hrs to 1200 hrs 1400 hrs to 1700 hrs
Manakula Vinayagar Temple (No Holidays) NO Not Allowed Not Allowed 0400 hrs to 1200 hrs & 1600 hrs to 2030 hrs