A walk on the same sands tread by Greco-Roman traders
Arikamedu is an ancient trading site between the Tamils and Greco Roman traders. Located close by are the Chunnambar Boat House from which one can visit the Paradise beach and Art & Craft Village.
A few pillars and the remnants of a mission house stand today as witness to Arikamedu's past. A must visit for history buffs. Most of the excavated artefacts are displayed in the Pondicherry museum, part of the city tour.
On a visit to the Arts & Craft Village located on the Ariyankuppam backwaters in Murungapakkam, guests get to experience and engage with south India's rich heritage and craftsmen who showcase myriad designs and wares, available for purchase. The highlight of visiting this village is a quiet boat ride among the mangroves to the Arikamedu site [the boating time are dependent on the tide].
The Chunnambar Boat House, a short distance from Arikamedu offers a visit to Paradise beach one of the most pristine beaches at Pondicherry.
The tours can be customized to suit your individual requirement.
Pick up from agreed location
- Visit to the Arikamedu excavation site
- Chunnambar Boat House to Paradise beach
- Return to Pondicherry for lunch
- Visit to Art & Craft Village, possible boat ride among the mangroves [subject to tide]
Drop off at the agreed location
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 8 hours
As boating at Art & Craft Village is subject to tide, the tour may include visit to the Art & Craft Village in the morning followed by the Chunnambar Boat ride post lunch
- Air conditioned private van with driver
- Chunnambar Boat ride to & from Paradise beach and boat ride at Art & Craft Village
- In case of a larger group, I can organize (as extra) a larger vehicle with driver
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Public Transportation Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5000 INR - Purchase of handicrafts, souvenirs, etc. 5000 are approximately 65 USD
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I do not have a license to give tours inside the Hermitage Museum