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Pondicherry City Bike Tour with BreakfastBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Pondicherry City Bike Tour with Breakfast

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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.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Trip to Visit Pichavaram Mangrove Forest and Chidambaram Nataraja TempleCultural Tours

Trip to Visit Pichavaram Mangrove Forest and 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

Private Custom Tour: Pondicherry Sightseeing with GuideCultural Tours

Private Custom Tour: Pondicherry Sightseeing with Guide

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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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Private Tour of Pondicherry and AurovilleHistorical & Heritage Tours

Private Tour of Pondicherry and Auroville

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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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Mehendi Art Class in PondicherryCultural Tours

Mehendi Art Class in Pondicherry

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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 PondicherryCultural Tours

Traditional Kolam Class in Pondicherry

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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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Trip to Visit Gingee Fort from PondicherryHistorical & Heritage Tours

Trip to Visit 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”.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Guided City Tour with complimentary refreshmentsDay Trips

Guided City Tour with complimentary refreshments

Experience the Beauty of Pondicherry explored in a Day City Tour with some interesting explanations by the Organizer about the Sites. Suggesting good dine & wines in the city, have a leisure shopping on the roadside handicrafts shops, clothing and eatables. Enjoy the sizzling Water rides on the backwater of Pondicherry and spend sometime in the Clean Beach Dunes of "Paradise Island"
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Day Trip to Pichavaram Mangrove Forest and Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram from Pondicherry with lunchDay Trips

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
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cycling tour of PondicherryBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Cycling tour of Pondicherry

Cycle around the former French settlement of Pondicherry on a private tour. Explore the old French town with its colonial-style structures, the Tamil Quarter built around numerous shrines, and the Muslim Quarter with its ornate Islamic architecture. See the harmony of various cultures as you cycle around the union territory.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Pondicherry city sightseeing by Private vehicleCultural Tours

Pondicherry city sightseeing by Private vehicle

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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
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  • 8 hours
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Day trip to Tiruvannamalai Temple and Sri Ramana Ashram from PondicherryDay Trips

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
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Trip to Visit to Auroville from Pondicherry HotelsNature & Wildlife

Trip to Visit to Auroville from Pondicherry Hotels

The township of Auroville that was envisaged as "belonging to nobody in particular and belonging to humanity as a whole"
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours

Trip to Visit Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Airavatesvara Temple from PondicherryPrivate Day Trips

Trip to Visit Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Airavatesvara Temple from Pondicherry

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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.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Sacred Pilgrimage Tour - Thiruvannamalai from PondicherryCultural Tours

Sacred Pilgrimage Tour - 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

Trip to Visit Historically Significant Churches in PondicherryHistorical & Heritage Tours

Trip to Visit Historically 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

Village Walk with Lunch at PondicherryCultural Tours

Village Walk with Lunch at Pondicherry

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.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Day Trip to Pichavaram Mangrove Forest and Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram from PondicherryDay Trips

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
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day trip to Tiruvannamalai Temple and Sri Ramana Ashram from Pondicherry with lunchDay Trips

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
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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