Arikamedu: Roman Emporia Poduca - Puducherry

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/12/2020 - 6/30/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM 1/12/2021 - 6/30/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    The Sacred Heart Basilica, Door No, 132, South Boulevard, Near Railway Station, MG Road Area, Puducherry, 605001, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If the number of travelers is more than two, we.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Travelers visiting Pondicherry will find Arikamedu mentioned in a lot of tourist brochures, as it should be, but sadly enough there is very little information to be had. And a visit to the site itself reveals nothing of the historical significance and the archaeological bounty that lies buried in layers of soil beneath the crumbling ruins of the French Mission House.
Indeed, it is quite futile to go to Arikamedu unless you accompanied by someone who has knowledge of its past - stretching back to 2nd century BCE, and beyond! At the site, there is no information board, or a person to explain the history of the place.

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Stop At: Roman Emporia Poduca: Arikamedu Archaeological Site, 12, Venkatachelam Nagar, Vaithikuppam, Pondicherry 605012 India
A 45 minutes' drive to the south of Pondicherry, lies the village of Veerampattinam. On this fragmented piece of land overlooking the Bay of Bengal on one side and separated from the mainland by a narrow channel thats part of a network of backwaters, is a mound called Arikamedu. Buried layer upon layer, the legacy of centuries of human settlements are chronicled in the very stones and artifacts thats left behind.
Century by century, I will describe to you the human settlements that took place and what they did for a living: of the cosmopolitan nature of the community that once happened to live here, and how they established the ancient trade routes during the heydays of the Roman Empire.
Duration: 45 minutes


  • Coffee and/or Tea - Some snacks will be provided along with the beverages


  • Private transportation
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate