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Pondicherry
Sometimes called the French Riviera of the East, the seaside town of Pondicherry operates at a slower pace than nearly any other Indian city. The small city was the largest French colony in India, and since the French only left in 1954, the town has retained much of its colonial flavor.

Practically everything worth seeing in Pondicherry exists within walking distance in the grid of streets and alleyways of the French Quarter; where whitewashed villas, colonial churches and gardens overflowing with bougainvillea are interspersed with quaint little French cafes. Cross over the Grand Canal and you’ll find yourself transported to a typical Tamil village.

The French-influenced local cuisine and variety of accommodation, both reasonably priced, make Pondicherry worthy of an overnight getaway from Chennai. For the spiritually minded traveler, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram teaches yoga and meditation to the ever-changing contingent of expats who come to Pondicherry and end up staying longer than anticipated.
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Cultural Tours

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
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Day Trips

Pondicherry Sightseeing Tour Including Transportation to Chennai

Take a day trip from Chennai to visit Pondicherry and Auroville, two of South India’s most exciting sites. Skip the hassles of arranging your own transportation and settle back and relax during this action-packed private tour, which makes stops in the French quarter, Ganesh Temple, and the Bay of Bengal seafront. Enjoy free time to wander at your own pace, and pick up some French baguettes for lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Pondicherry day trip from Chennai by Wonder tours

Take a trip to Pondicherry, a charming, laid-back seaside town with a unique Franco-Tamil culture. See the city’s lovely architecture, and enjoy its delicious food, gentle sea breeze and laidback pace of life.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Cultural Tours

Private Tour: Overnight Pondicherry Tour from Chennai

Make the most of your journey to India with this two-day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai. Travel in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle as you make your way to iconic temples, French-influenced architecture and the avant-garde community of Auroville. This memorable journey showcases the best of Pondicherry, once of India’s most scenic cities.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

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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
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Day Trips

Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai

Gallic culture and history is alive and well in the old French colony of Pondicherry, a short day trip from Chennai. With this day tour, you'll not only get to walk through the historic old city, but you'll also get to visit Auroville, a gargantuan international community that has been bringing generations of people from around the world to live together in harmony since it was founded in the 1960s.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour to Pondicherry from Chennai

During your time in Tamil Nadu, take a day to explore Pondicherry with your own personal guide on a private tour from Chennai. Also known as the French Capital of India, the former French colony features wide boulevards, colorful houses, colonial buildings, gothic churches, and the Sri Aurobindo Ashram—which attracts visitors from around the world. Visit the Pondicherry Museum, Auroville, and Sri Aurobindo Ashram on a full-day tour that includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Cultural Tours

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
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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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
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full-Day Tour of Auroville and Pondicherry from Chennai

Explore two popular spiritual destinations—Auroville and Pondicherry—on a private full-day tour from Chennai. See the Matrimandir in Auroville, which took 37 years to build, and then head to Pondicherry to visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Pondicherry Museum. You'll also learn from your guide about the history and spiritual practices of each place you see. Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, buffet lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours

Multi-day Tours

South India Tour- Temple Architecture and Backwaters

Travel to the two southern most states of India, neighboring each other yet incredibly different. While Kerala is known for its backwaters and palm fringed areas, Tamil Nadu is an exemplary example of temple architecture. On this remarkable tour, explore the years old temples at Madurai, Thanjavur and Mahabalipuram; walk through the tea and spice plantations in Munnar and praise the pristine beauty of Kerala as the houseboat cruises through the backwaters in this tour of 12 Nights/ 13 Days.
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  • 13 days
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  • 13 days

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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

Multi-day Tours

7-Night Tour: Cultural Heritages of Tamil Nadu

Enjoy a comprehensive experience of Tamil Nadu’s impressive history and culture on this week-long adventure. After a convenient airport or rail station pickup, visit popular attractions like the National Art Gallery in Chennai, the Botanical Garden of Pondicherry, and Thirumalai Nayak Palace in Trichy. Enjoy seven nights of complimentary 4-star accommodations, breakfast, and air-conditioned transport.
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  • 8 days
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  • 8 days

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Tamil Nadu Temples Tour Package from Chennai

South India Tours and Travels welcomes you to feel the divine by visiting religious places in Tamilnadu that starts from chennai and ends at trivandrum in 12 days.
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  • 12 days
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  • 12 days
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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

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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8 days Motorcycle tour from Chennai to Coromandel Coast on Royal Enfield

India is best explored on a Royal Enfield motorcycle with its legendary thump. The tour is fully guided and comes with an escort rider to help you navigate through Indian traffic. Our escort rider is a cultural evangelist who will ensure you have an immersive cultural experience of India
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  • 8 days
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  • 8 days
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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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South India Devotional Tour Package

South India Devotional Tour Package consist all most all the the Devotional places in Tamilnadu. Tourist who wish to do temple darshan or tourist who love to explore the cultural and architectural beauty of south India can choose this package. Each temple covered in this package has its own uniqueness and History.
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  • 10 days
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

Wonderful Culture of Tamil Nadu 14 Day Tour

One of the oldest civilizations in the world, the culture of Tamil Nadu is one of the main areas of pride in the heritage of India. Unique in the way it represents the artistic development in Tamil Nadu, the culture of Tamil Nadu is a storehouse of treasures. In fact the culture of Tamil Nadu also forms one of the important points of focus during a tour to Tamil Nadu.
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  • 14 days
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  • 14 days

Historical & Heritage Tours

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4 Days Jewel of South India Trail from Chennai

An escort rider who is also a cultural evangelist navigates the Indian traffic for you so you can enjoy the experience with peace of mind.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days
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Nature & Wildlife

Take a trip to trace 'Life of Pi' in Pondicherry

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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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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City Tours

French Toast - Give Time a Break

“Give time a break”This is a private ride which is organized completely if you wish to ride solo or with a partner and experience the coastal route on a cruiser. (Please note this tour is not a guided one and will only be arranged and given. A guided tour will cost extra)Pondicherry or Puducherry as it is known, is a quaint little town on the southern coast of India. The French connection, the colonial heritage buildings, the endless stretch of beaches and backwaters and an unexpected choice of restaurants serving a melange of cuisines provide a mix of experience.Have a relaxed ride alongside the East Coast Road that connects Pondicherry to Chennai and “give time a break”It is appx for 12 to 14 hours and can be done by anyone as it is an easy smooth ride covering appx 280 Kms.A royal enfield along with breakfast and Lunch will be provided
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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  • 12 to 14 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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South India Tour Packages from Chennai to Goa - 23 Days

South India Tours and Travels welcomes you to experience this majestic subcontinent. South India Tour starts in Chennai. Mahabalipuram, which is famous for its UNESCO world heritage monuments. Your next stop will be at a French city, Pondicherry. Experience an architectural therapy with UNESCO monument of Thanjavur. You will now drive to the Tiruchirapalli, known as Rock fort City. Have a divine trip in this city. Continue your journey to Madurai Cultural Tour. Start your drive to ‘God’s own country’ – Kerala, explore the wildlife activities in Thekkady. Then move backwaters of Kerala namely Kumarakom and Alleppey. Take a long stride to Ooty, the famous hill station in the Western Ghats. Experience the rich heritage tour in Mysore. Karnataka welcomes you to experience the majestic Chalukya & Hoysala architectural kingdoms in Hampi. Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami are on par with Hampi with attractions galore. Your Tour ends up with a relax Beach Tour in Goa.
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  • 23 days
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  • 23 days
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Cultural Tours

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2 Day Motorcycle tour from Chennai to Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram

The tour is conducted on a Royal Enfield Motorcycle which is the best way to explore these parts of India. An escort rider ensures ease of navigation through the traffic.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 days
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