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Pondicherry City Bike Tour with Breakfast

Hop a vintage-style bicycle to discover French, Tamil, and Muslim neighborhoods in the scenic, seaside city of Pondicherry. Traveling by bike isn't only a fun way to get around town—you’ll also be able to cover more sights in less time. Speed down cobblestoned streets and beachside promenades, getting a peek at colonial architecture and flower-filled public parks. A garden breakfast is included, with your choice of French or South Indian.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Day Tour to Pichavaram Mangrove Forest and Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram from Pondicherry

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.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip to Pichavaram Mangrove Forest and Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram from Pondicherry

On this day trip from Pondicherry, explore the wide expanse of mangrove forests in the village of Pichavaram. Take a boat ride through the mangroves and discover several of the 200 species of birds that call it home. Next visit a 10th century Hindu temple in the neighbouring town of Chidambaram. The temple is dedicated to God Nataraja, the dancing incarnation of God Shiva.Highlights : • Boat ride through the  Mangrove Forests of Pichavaram • Over 200 species of birds • Visit to the world famous Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day trip to Tiruvannamalai Temple and Sri Ramana Ashram from Pondicherry

On this day excursion from Pondicherry, visit the largest Shiva temple in the world. The temple is situated in the town of Thiruvannamalai, about 60 miles from Pondicherry. After a tour of the temple, visit the nearby Ashram (monastery) of the Saint and Philosopher, Sri Ramana Maharshi, who lived here until his death in 1950.Highlights • Drive through the South Indian countryside  • Visit to Arunachaleswarar Temple, the largest Shiva temple in the world • Visit to Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day tour to Gingee Fort from Pondicherry

One of the finest forts in India, it has three different hilltop citadels and a massive boundary of thick walls and cliffs. Owing to its enormous structure the fort is fortified to the extent that Shivaji, the Maratha king, named it as the "most impregnable fortress in India." The British called it the “Troy of the East”.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip to Pichavaram Mangrove Forest and Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram from Pondicherry with lunch

On this day trip from Pondicherry, explore the wide expanse of mangrove forests in the village of Pichavaram. Take a boat ride through the mangroves and discover several of the 200 species of birds that call it home. Next visit a 10th century Hindu temple in the neighbouring town of Chidambaram. The temple is dedicated to God Nataraja, the dancing incarnation of God Shiva.Highlights : • Boat ride through the  Mangrove Forests of Pichavaram • Over 200 species of birds • Visit to the world famous Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Day trip to Tiruvannamalai Temple and Sri Ramana Ashram from Pondicherry with lunch

On this day excursion from Pondicherry, visit the largest Shiva temple in the world. The temple is situated in the town of Thiruvannamalai, about 60 miles from Pondicherry. After a tour of the temple, visit the nearby Ashram (monastery) of the Saint and Philosopher, Sri Ramana Maharshi, who lived here until his death in 1950.Highlights • Drive through the South Indian countryside  • Visit to Arunachaleswarar Temple, the largest Shiva temple in the world • Visit to Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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