Enjoy a serene escape from metropolitan Chennai on this private day trip to Pondicherry. Discover the region’s unique cultural and spiritual heritage with visits to Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Pondicherry Museum. Your private guide will teach you all about Pondicherry’s French colonial influences, which are still apparent in the region’s people, language, government and cuisine. Then, in Auroville, a fairly new town with a progressive spiritual community, explore inside the unique domed Matrimandir temple, an important place for practitioners of Integral yoga.
• 13 hours
Start your 10-hour day trip from Pondicherry with a drop-off in Chennai. Witness the French buildings in the French Quarter, visit the Shri Aurobindo Ashram, the Ganesha Temple, the Church of our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and the Gandhi Statue on the boulevard.
• 10 hours
This is a day trip from Chennai organized in a private car. The highlights include a visit to Aurobindo Ashram, which is dedicated to Sri Aurobindo Ghosh the philosopher and revolutionary, French heritage walk followed by French lunch, the lovely esplanade beside the Bay of Bengal, visit to a unique handmade paper factory and Auroville the global village. This is an all-inclusive trip where we take care of transport, breakfast & lunch, activities and the services of a full-time tour guide.
• 13 hours
On this six-hour tour explore the major sights of the former French colony of Pondicherry and visit the unique township of Auroville. Pondicherry, or Puducherry as it is now called, remained under French rule until 1954. Even today, French influence is visible everywhere. Situated at a distance of 7 miles from Pondicherry is Auroville, an experimental township that was founded in 1968 and is today home to people of several nationalities.Highlights:French quarterStatue of Mahatma GandhiBharati ParkMatrimandirSri Aurobindo Ashram
• 6 hours
On this six-hour tour explore the major sights of the former French colony of Pondicherry and visit the unique township of Auroville. Pondicherry, or Puducherry as it is now called, remained under French rule until 1954. Even today, French influence is visible everywhere. Auroville is an experimental township that was founded in 1968 and is today home to people of several nationalities.Highlights:French quarterStatue of Mahatma GandhiBharati ParkMatrimandir - AurovilleSri Aurobindo Ashram
• 6 hours
A quaint little place, lying on the south-east coast of India in the state of Tamil Nadu - Pondicherry is the French Capital of India. This former French colony town has retained its old-world French charm. Known for its large boulevards, brightly colored houses, walls laden with bougainvillea, clean and well-laid streets with French name plates, colonial buildings, gothic churches and classic heritage monuments, pristine beaches and serene backwaters and of course delicious authentic French cuisine, enjoy a private (group maximum of 5) full-day trip from Chennai to the French Riviera of the East. Learn the history of this former French colony, visit Shri Aurobindo Ashram to seek spiritual salvation, at Auroville town learn how global residents live in peace and harmony. Visit the Pondicherry Museum & Gallery, then find residents who speak French in addition to their native Tamil language.
• 10 hours
Pondicherry (also known as Puducherry) used to be a French colonial settlement in 1954, but now is an union territory of India. There is a strong French influence in the city, especially in the old quarters, with Rues and Boulevards lined with Mediterranean style houses and bakeries, although the city remains very much Indian. Explore this beautiful little city with our experienced and professional guide, comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle.
• 8 hours
Visit the former French protectorate of Pondicherry on a two-day trip from Chennai in an air-conditioned vehicle; stop to visit the magnificent temples in Mahabalipuram. Pondicherry has a quaint French influence which can be seen in its architecture, culture and lifestyle. Also visit Auroville, something of an avant-garde community,
• 2 days