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.
Discover the elegant architecture of the French quarter of Pondicherry on a 2-hour walking tour with a guide. See grand homes built in European and Indian style, and learn about landmarks such as Notre Dame church and Government House (Raj Niwas)—formerly the palace of the French governor. Stroll through the streets at a leisurely pace as your guide shares commentary that sheds light on the heritage of the district. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure to suit your schedule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pondicherry otherwise called Puducherry or Pondi is home to the most flawless shorelines in India. This tour offers a cooking class at a local home in Pondicherry. Prepare a South Indian meal with your hosts and then enjoy it with them. It is a unique experience where you also get to interact with your hosts and learn more about the culture of Pondicherry.Highlights:• A typical home in Pondicherry• A traditional South Indian meal• Interaction with your hosts
This guided bicycle tour discovers Pondicherry’s different neighborhoods. It is a two-hour long excursion through the various quarters of this town marked by French colonial influences. Explore the French, Muslim and Tamil quarters of Pondicherry during the early morning hours.Highlights: • French Quarter • Barathi Park and Government Park. • Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus • Botanical gardens, and Old Town
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
Pondicherry, or Puducherry as it is now called, remained under French rule until 1954. Even today, French influence is visible everywhere. On this walking tour explore the French quarter of the town and discover the French influence in its houses, official buildings and the Church of Notre Dame. Walk around the town at a leisurely pace and listen to the commentary of your guide as you go past important landmarks.Highlights:• French Quarter landmarks like the Church of Notre Dame • The Government House, an elegant palace with a blend of Indian and European architectural styles• Commentary from your guide
Cycling is the most preferred means of travelling in Pondicherry which helps one to explore the city better than sitting inside closed cars. This is an exclusive 1 hour guided Cycling program along the French Quarters of Pondicherry. Meet our expert storyteller and start cycling from the French Consulate.
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.