Ancient Temples, Beautiful French Architectures & Monuments, Blissful Beaches and Shopping
This is specially designed itinerary to explore Pondicherry and its rich french heritage in a day tour. We will visit ancient Temples, Fabulous French Monuments & churches and give some time a break to relish, relax at blissful beaches and backwaters, enjoy a scrumptious authentic south Indian meal served traditionally on banana leaves, explore Pondicherry's history with an unparalleled experience of visiting the beautiful art relics, handicrafts and optionally go out for some of the best shopping deals of Pondicherry.
This tour aims to understand the insights on how the city came into being as it is now. I will engage you in lively conversations and share some interesting facts about Pondicherry's history and also explore the contemporary importance and essence of the metropolis.
Please note: The museum is closed on Mondays and Indian public holidays. We will visit an alternate site, such as a temple or church or another site.
The first stop is at one of the ancient "Manakula Vinayagar Temple" built beyond 15th Century, a Vibrant Hindu temple known for its elephant blessings, ornately carved stone walls & golden chariot.
Stop : Sri Aurobindo Ashram surrounds a tree-shaded courtyard, at the center of which lies the beautifully flower-decorated "Samadhi" of Sri Aurobindo & Mother, a ideal place for meditation & spirituality.
Stop at: Sri Aurobindo Handmade Paper factory, visit one of the oldest handmade paper factory & understand their production process.
Next, we go to Matrimandir -A Golden globe built as a symbol of peace & integrity in the heart of Auroville - an international model town with ecological & sustainable way of living.
Stop: Paradise Beach, ride through boat in the backwater & reach beautiful island beach
We, then drive past to visit some places of historic interest such as Notre dame church, Sacred heart Church.
Stop: Pondicherry Museum - one of the finest museum
If time permits, we will visit a local bazaar in town
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
Duration of Tour might be altered or changed due to Bad Weather, Local holidays etc
- We will use modern air conditioned vehicles of Leading Brands with Government approved safety standards and fitness certification passed.
- We will walk through some busy streets, marketplaces to explore and shop.
- If there will be more than 3 people, please inquire for a quote.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3700 INR - (approximately 50 USD) per person For Meals, Entry Fees or Any expenses for your private use
For entrance fees:
Pondicherry Museum - 10 USD
Pondicherry Boat House - 10 USD
- Personal Expenses
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences