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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore Pondicherry through its role in the award-winning novel and movie ‘Life of Pi’ on this adventurous sightseeing tour. With round-trip transport from your Pondicherry hotel included, follow in the footsteps of brave protagonist Piscine Molitor Patel—Pi—with your guide. Visit top attractions such as Goubert Market, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Pondicherry Botanical Gardens, and see where Yann Martel's 2001 novel was brought to life on screen.
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.
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.
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”.
An exclusive guided village walk with our expert storyteller. As we know, villages are the backbone of India and it is in these village that the real essence of India lies. If one wish to learn about Indian culture and its rich heritage, they need to head to the most remote villages and live like a local. Through this program we aim to promote responsible tourism and we open doors for guests to see what makes this country so enchanting and lively.
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
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.
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.
With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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.
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
Puducherry has some of the best temples of India and is the perfect territory to awaken your religious aspirations and beliefs. Not only because of the historical and famous temple in Pondicherry but also because of the tranquil atmosphere the place imbibes.
Explore the French quarter of Pondicherry on this 2-hour walking tour. Pass by some of the most prominent landmarks and historical buildings of Pondicherry, all while learning about the history of the kings, generals, and revolutionaries that mark the city’s past. Your local guide will share these sights and stories with you along your slow-paced walk that will cover less than 1.5 miles.
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
Airavatesvara Temple is a UNESCO world heritage site along with other Chola temples built between 10th to 12th century AD. Its unlike the Brihadeshwara and Gangaikonda Cholapuram temples is a smaller in size and wonderful work of art and architecture. It has lot of exquisite carving and was built associating the concept of Nitya Vinoda which means perpetual entertainmentThe city of Gangaikondacholapuram was probably founded by Rajendra chola before his 17th year. Most of the Chola kings who succeeded Rajendra were crowned here. The Vimana with its recessed corners and upward movement presents a striking contrast to the straight-sided pyramidal tower of Thanjavur but with octagon shape of Dravidian architecture. As it rises to a height of 182 feet (55 m) and is shorter than the Thanjavur tower with larger plinth, it is often described as the feminine counterpart of the Thanjavur temple.
Discover the hidden secrets of the Tamil Quarter as you walk through the Goubert Market, pass by restored Franco- Tamil houses on Vysial Street, and visit the Mahakavi Bharathiar Museum & Research Centre etc
Bike past the quaint and quite bylanes of French Quarters to encounter local scenes of Pondicherry’s life. Try paper-making at one of the oldest paper making units in the town.Ride through spiritually charged Aurobindo Ashram and unwind yourself on wheels. Refuel with French inspired dessert at a heritage building, now home to an award-winning restaurant.