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Cultural Day Tour of Pondicherry and Auroville with Lunch

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USD 137.00
2 travellers
What to Expect
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and your Guide will take you on a tour of the city. As you drive around you will notice the French influence in the facades of the mediterranean style houses, the local bakeries and the roads and avenues. French is still spoken by the locals although English is widely understood.  Pondicherry is also referred to as the ‘French Riviera of the East’.

Visit the old French quarter and note the contrast with the newly constructed parts of the city. Take in the sights of the long, rough shoreline from the beach promenade. Visit Bharati Park, the green centre of the city. Other major attractions are Government Park, the Botanical Gardens and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Go to Gandhi Mandappam which has the tallest statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the country.

Next drive to Auroville, which literally translates to the ‘City of Dawn’. People from over 50 nations of the world reside here and the architecture of the township reflects this universality. Visit Matrimandir, a golden flower shaped meditation centre and spend some time in silent contemplation.  Auroville is not a destination but a way of life. Get an insight into the lifestyle of this community at the Sri Aurobindo ashram.

After the end of the tour enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (beverage excluded). After lunch you will be driven back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your hotel in the city of Pondicherry.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Same as departure locations.
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (beverage excluded)
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Additional food or drink, unless specified
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Consider wearing comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreens and hats are highly recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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