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Private Tour: Pondicherry Day Trip from Chennai
"After pickup from your Chennai hotel in the morning you’ll drive approximately 2.5 hours by private air-conditioned vehicle to the Pondicherry region.When you arrive your professional guide will take on a tour of this spiritual community home to Sri Aurobindo Ashram a spiritual site founded by Sri Aurobindo and his collaborator known locally as ‘The Mother.’ Walk to the nearby Pondicherry Museum
From $55.00
 
Private Cultural Day Tour of Pondicherry and Auroville
"Begin your private tour by meeting your guide at your hotel in Pondicherry. First visit the French Quarter also known as Ville Blanche or 'White Town'. The French-inspired history and architecture of Pondicherry is evident in the perpendicular streets which are lined with many French colonial style buildings with long compounds and stately walls. The French language can still be seen on signs and menus and heard throughout the city. Next make your way to Pondicherry beach which features a long rocky shoreline and a promenade with sea-facing restaurants
From $74.00
 
Pondicherry City Bike Tour with Breakfast
"Meet up at the designated location in Pondicherry at 7:00 am for brief instructions and pike pickup. Then starts the tour at city center and discover some amazing hidden places of the city. Tour starts with the Muslim Quarter also called Green Quarter. T you'll continue to Tamil and French quarters with its colonial houses. While riding along the streets of Pondicherry you will understand what makes it a multicultural place: architecture urban city design and of course the people on the streets. Pondicherry combines French touch with a typical Indian taste. Once back to your departure point you will be offered a special breakfast: Indian with idly
From $25.00

More Things to Do in Pondicherry

Saneeswarar Temple

The Saneeswarar Temple is located not too far from the Kali Temple about 8 km outside Pondicherry off the main road on the Pondicherry-Auroville route. Sri Chidambara Gurukkal, an astrologer, built...
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Jan 11, 2010

Kali Temple

The Prithiyankara Devi Kali Temple is located in Moratandi about 8 km. outside of Pondicherry. It is an easy stop on the way to/from Auroville.It is likely that you will have noticed the 72 foot...
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Jan 11, 2010

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

The Immaculate Conception Cathedral is also known as Samba Kovil and is the parent church of the Catholic diocese for Pondicherry. It was originally built in 1692 but was demolished by the Dutch,...
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Donna_in_India
Jan 05, 2010

Small But Interesting Museum

Though small, the Pondicherry Museum is a very interesting museum displaying the art and culture of the people of the area during the Pallava, Chola, and Vijayanagar days.The French gallery upstairs...
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Donna_in_India
Jan 05, 2010

Ganesh Temple

Manakula Vinayagar Temple is one of the most popular temples in Pondicherry. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, one of the most popular Hindu deities. Evidence indicates that the temple dates back to...
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Donna_in_India
Jan 20, 2014

Beautiful Government Park

Government Park (also known as Bharati Park) was once the site of the first French garrison, Fort Louis, which was destroyed by the British in 1761. Its name comes from the fact that it is surrounded...
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Jan 20, 2014
 
 
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A Must Visit!

The Sri Aurobindo Ashram located on rue de la Marine, is one of the most well known and wealthiest ashrams in India, with devotees from India and all over the world flocking to it for spiritual...
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Swadeshika
Jan 29, 2007

Raj Niwas, The Governor's Mansion

An interesting combination of Indian and French architecture, Raj Niwas, is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governors of Pondicherry. Completed around 1738, it is a beautiful "house". Built...
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Jan 05, 2010

Beaches

No beach in the heart of the city....but enroute to Pondy from Chennai you will see plenty of amazing beaches...go ahead and take a dip in some of them...it's truly an unforgettable experience! Most...
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Aug 31, 2009

Aurobindo Ashram

While I was in Pondicherry, I visited the Aurobindo Ashram in the French quarter of town. It's a meditation center. Very soothing and calm. You'll need to remove your shoes or sandals before you can...
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Mar 22, 2007

Tibetan Pavilion in Auroville

This is probably the best pavilion in Auroville. People inside are real Tibetans and will help you with explanation of the place. Dalai Lama has visited Auroville several times.I visited thw two...
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jorgejuansanchez
Feb 06, 2015

Bharati park

The park is divided into four sections with the Ayi Mandapam in the centre, which is being used as a traffic island and vehicles pass through all the four roads.In 1706, it was built as a...
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abi_maha
Aug 31, 2009

Drive frm Chennai to Pondy

Its a beautiful drive! The ECNr road is a Toll-road, n is one of the best for drives in India. Its so scenic and picturesque dat u will stop a million times enroute to Pondy to click snaps, take a dip...
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abi_maha
Oct 05, 2005

Walk along the beach

The beach is very close to Aurobindo Ashram. Though the sandy stretch is very small, I loved sitting on rocks for hours at end. The best part is when u walk along the beach on the pavement end to end....
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Sep 27, 2005

Top Hotels in Pondicherry

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5 Jawaharlal Nehru Street, Pondicherry, 605001, India
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5, rue de la Caserne, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry, 605001, India
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No.126, S.V Patel Salai, Pondicherry, 605001, India
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17 Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry, 605001, India
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SV Patel Rd., Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry, 605 001, India
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104 Sardar Vallabhai Patel Salai, Pondicherry, 605001, India
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Top 5 Pondicherry Writers

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"Pondicherry: Relaxing & Charming"
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"Pondicherry - Just nice!!!"
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"Pondy- Serene and beautiful!"
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ADAMYAMEY

"More French than you might think!"
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"www@pondicherry.calm"
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