Experiencing the charms of Pondicherry
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Excursions & day trips

Experiencing the charms of Pondicherry

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 8 hours to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry
  • Learn more at Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Pondicherry Museum and Sculpture Gallery
  • See how locals live in what's called a parallel world at Auroville
What to expect

Today, you will be picked up from your hotel in Chennai, at around 7.00am and drive to Pondicherry. A guide will accompany you during this drive that might take roughly four hours. Known as the French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry, or Puducherry is a remarkably striking place. Upon arrival, your first destination will be the Sri Aurobindo Ashram – a sanctuary of holiness and peace. Then, you will proceed to the Pondicherry Museum and Sculpture Gallery. Next, you will drive to Auroville, which has been called ‘a parallel world’, ‘utopia’, and many other names. A major attraction here is the Matrimandir, which means the temple of the mother – it features a 30-meter high golden globe. This temple is the very soul of Auroville and is not attributed to any religion. Finally, it will be time to drive to your hotel. Also, you may sample the local cuisine. Many of the preparations have a distinctively identifiable French influence.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Air-conditioned transport
    • English speaking local guide
    • Monument entrance fee
    What's not included
    • Tips
    Reduced price
    • Child (6-11 years)
    Where

    Pick-up from your hotel in Chennai. The pick-up is only from city hotels (within 10km) and if guests wish to be picked up in the outskirts there will be a supplement to be paid on site.

    Meeting point:

    During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

    What to remember
    • Children below 6 years old are not allowed to join this tour
    • Comfortable clothing is suggested
    • Bring your own water bottle, sunglasses, and caps
    • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with our local partner. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
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    When
    • Daily
    • Pick-up starts from 7.00am
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    Provider
    Le Passage to India Tours and Travels Private Limited
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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