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Tour to Pichavaram Mangrove Forest & Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

Venture away from Pondicherry to visit the Pichavaram mangroves and Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. The Pichavaram mangrove forest is one of the largest in the world and is home to a variety of wildlife including almost 200 species of birds. Then head to the city of Chidambaram to see the Thillai Nataraja Temple, a religious complex dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of Tamil Nadu’s most architecturally beautiful structures.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Private Tour: Pondicherry Day Trip from Chennai

Escape the kinetic energy of urban Chennai on this private daylong tour of Pondicherry. Gain insider’s insight into the spiritual heritage of this region with a stop at Sri Arubindo Ashram and learn more about its colorful cultural heritage on a visit to Pondicherry Museum. Listen in as your personal guide shares stories and trivia about its French colonial past, and search for hints of this ancient rule in the language, food and people of the region. Finally, journey to Auroville, where you’ll visit the domed Matrimandir temple where Integral yoga is practiced and learn more about the spiritual community that surrounds it.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Sree Lord Balaji Special, Quick and Guaranteed Darshan !!!

Experience the deep religious culture of Tirumala on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to the picturesque Seshachalam Hill Range and visit a temple dedicated to Lord Sri Balaji for a guaranteed “darshan.” Then, hop in a private car, find out the best spot for a delicious bite, and explore the region’s many other temples.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Private Custom Tour: Pondicherry Sightseeing with Guide

Cover the highlights of Pondicherry—a former French colony in India— with your own personal guide and chauffeured, air-conditioned vehicle. On this fully private tour, you’ll visit a centuries-old church, colonial-era landmarks, and Ganesh temples, plus embark on a comfortable drive out to the sprawling spiritual compound of Auroville, located a short distance from the city.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Tour of Pondicherry and Auroville

Take a private full-day tour of Pondicherry and Auroville and delve into the history of the French in India. Head to the historic French quarter in Pondicherry and visit attractions such as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Barathi Park, Government Park, Old Town, and the botanical gardens. Stroll along Pondicherry Beach, and go to Auroville — a popular spiritual community founded in 1968. Learn about the history and traditions from your guide on a tour that includes private guide and transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Mehendi Art Class in Pondicherry

If you’ve ticked off the sights and are eager for more in-depth cultural experience, then this family-friendly workshop has you covered. Perfect for both kids and adults, this hands-on lesson teaches the time-honored Indian tradition of Mehendi, decorative designs drawn on hands and feet. Learn the history of the ancient art form as you make your own natural paste then practice tracing lines, building up to elaborate patterns.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Traditional Kolam Class in Pondicherry

South India is known for its lush scenery and standout attractions, but the best entry-point into the picturesque region is through its craft traditions. During this unique and instructive lesson, you’ll discover the art of Kolam, rice powder-painted patterns that Indian women draw in front of their homes. Both children and adults are welcome to this family-friendly workshop, which gives insights into local cultures.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cultural Day Tour of Pondicherry and Auroville

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 quarter • Statue of Mahatma Gandhi • Bharati Park • Matrimandir - Auroville • Sri Aurobindo Ashram
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Cultural Day Tour of Pondicherry and Auroville with Lunch

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 quarter • Statue of Mahatma Gandhi • Bharati Park • Matrimandir • Sri Aurobindo Ashram
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Pondicherry Tour (02 nights / 03 days)

The Tour is provided by reliable licenced Drivers & Guides to ensure your safety. It is totally flexible and can be altered as per your requirements.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation

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Private Luxury Guided Tour to Pondicherry & Auroville (Ex-Chennai or Bangalore)

Pondicherry was a French colony in India and you can still feel.the French vibes all around this place! This package is mixed with heritage walks through the French connections and the beaches - a great combination for those who want to escape from the hectic schedules.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

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Pondicherry city sightseeing by Private vehicle

Pondicherry Tour (09:00 AM – 08:00 PM)Vehicle will be reported as per your convenient place in Pondicherry city, later Start from your hotel/Adresses in one of our finely maintained cars. Driven by the English speaking Chauffeurs, will guarantee you an excellent trip in India. Our wide range of fleet can cater to the diversified kinds of clientele, assuring a hassle free and comfortable travel. full day city tour as per the below itinerary also you can add or skip places as per your convenient with in the Pondicherry city limit after completion of tour you will be dropped as your convenient with in Pondicherry city limit Hotel/Adresses.   
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Chola Architectural Marvel

Experience the Grandeur of Thousand years Chola Architecture.Magnificent Sculptures.Mural paintings.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

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Chennai to Pondicherry (2 Days)

In this two days private tour you will visit Kanchipuram the city of thousands temples and one of the seven most sacred pilgrim centers for the Hindus. Mahabalipuram the ancient 7th century port famous for its magnificent rock temples & carvings. You will stay overnight in Pondicherry the distinct French colonial town with well-laid out streets and avenues. The city presents an unusual combination of European culture and the Indian traditions. An added attraction here is the township of Auroville, an oasis of peace and enlightenment.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Tour to Historical Significant Churches in Pondicherry

A town that is full of life one day may face the wrath of God and within a short span of time turn into rubble. Dhanushkodi is one such example it is now a town of just a few fishermen and remnants of its history. Though Dhanushkodi has been officially named a ghost town or city of the dead, it doesn’t give goosebumps. Instead, the charm of this ‘city of the dead’ will indeed make one’s heart long to come here again and again
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Pondicherry - Historic Temples Tour

Discover the home of the teenage boy who captured our hearts with his epic journey in the award-winning novel and film "Life of Pi". The highlights of Pondicherry are the French Quarters which features as a backdrop in many of the scenes this film, This tour will take you to various sites where significant portions of the movie shot, including religious sites, the pier and other locations.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Pondicherry Thanjore & Trichy (5 Days)

South India is noted as a “world-class temple destination” for a huge collection of temples of which many are UNESCO world heritage site. It’s profusely built stones figures carved and aesthetically designed temples are unique in their architectural brilliance and known for rich sources of religious teachings. In this tour you will visit the marvelous temples in Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Gangai Konda Cholapuram, Darasuram, Chidambaram, Thanjore & in Tricy along with Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry.
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days

Tour to Thiruvannamalai from Pondicherry

Leave the city behind you and start travelling to visit famous Arunachala Temple in Thiruvannaamalai is one of the greatest Shiva temples in India. It also widely known because of the Ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi who lived here and taught the virtues of philosophy only through silence and meditation. After his passing away in 1950, a Samadhi has been erected at this Ashram which is visited by many devotees from India and abroad. The Ashram is situated at the foot of the hills, outside the town.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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