Private Tour Of Pondicherry And Auroville - Puducherry

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message (you are requested to please contact your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off your hotel in Pondicherry
  • 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.

Overview

Pondicherry famous for its brightly painted houses with bougainvillaea laden walls, large boulevards, streets and road signs boasting, French names, gothic churches and colonial buildings, serene backwaters and pristine beaches, topped with authentic French cuisine and Auroville - the "City of Dawn", is an experiential spiritual community set up with the objective of human unity. This city known as "French Riviera of the East",Pondicherry has a lot to offer.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Sri aurobindo ashram, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

Sri aurobindo ashram which consists of an interconnected block of houses, including those in which Sri Aurobindo and the Mother lived for most of their lives. At its centre, in a tree-shaded courtyard, lies the Samadhi, a white marble shrine where their bodies are laid to rest.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Matrimandir, Auroville, Viluppuram District, Tamil Nadu

Matrimandir (prior booking required - if you want get into inside of Martimandir), a futuristic, spherical temple covered in gold discs. Auroville Botanical gardens protects the regions tropical dry evergreen forest.

Duration: 15 hours

Stop At: Auroville, Auroville, Viluppuram District, Tamil Nadu

Auroville is an experimental community in southern India. It was founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa as a town where people from all over the world could live in harmony.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Seaside Promenade, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

Admire the colonial architecture and historic landmarks as you stroll along Seaside Promenade in the former French territory of Pondicherry,

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Rock beach, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

Spend some time at the Rock beach overlooking Bay of Bengal

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Statue Of Gandhi, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

Statue Of Mahatma Gandhi is 13 ft height stands on the Beach Road, surrounded by eight magnificent granite carved monolithic pillars.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: French war memorial, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

French war memorial is dedicated to those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country during World War I. It was built in 1971.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pondicherry museum, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

Pondicherry museum is especially noted for its collection of fine lost wax bronzes form the period of the Chola Empire. The Museum's collection includes 81 Chola bronze sculptures, ranking as one of the largest collections of Chola bronzes.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Bharati Government Park, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

Bharati Government Park - is surrounded by some of the most important government buildings like the Lt. Governor's Palace, the Legislative Assembly, Government Hospital, Ashram Dining Room, the Cercle de Pondichry private club, and the old Hotel Qualit.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Park Monument (Aayi Mandapam), Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

Located within Bharti Government Park

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Arulmigu manakula vinayagar temple, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar ancient temple was constructed three centuries ago and still stands in all its magnificent glory.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The basilica of the sacred heart of jesus, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

The basilica of the sacred heart of jesus an oriental specimen of Gothic architecture. It contains rare stained glass panels depicting events from the life of Christ and saints of the Catholic Church.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Eglise de notre dame des anges, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

Eglise de notre dame des anges - The original structure was built in Greco Roman architecture by Napolean III in 1855, with the architect being Louis Guerre. It is the only church that offers mass in three languages namely French, Tamil and English.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pondicherry Botanical gardens, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

The Botanical gardens add great educational and recreational value to Puducherry. The gate leading to the garden is reminiscent of French architecture and it stands out from its immediate surroundings because it is smack in the middle of the old Tamil town. The Botanical gardens were laid out in 1826 in ornate French style, with pruned trees, beautiful flower beds and gravel lined paths and fountains.

Duration: 40 minutes

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Round-trip private transfer

Transport by private vehicle

Fuel surcharge

Driver

Gratuities

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Bottled water

Parking, Toll and All other expenses related to vehicle

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Tour Guide

Entrance Fees (if applicable wherever)

Entry/Admission - Pondicherry Museum

Entry/Admission - Pondicherry Botanical Gardens

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult price applies to all travellers, maximum of 5 travellers per booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 17-Aug-2016

    The trip was excellent and our guide Lawerence was very understanding and helpful.... Yes he is young and would need a lot of grooming and experience to handle customers and we are sure he will gain the same in the coming years.

    Keep up the good work
    Archana Vinith Vijayan