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THE DELIGHTS OF PONDICHERRY

Away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, Puducherry is a quiet little town on the southern coast of India. Described as one of the most beautiful cities in India, has been visited by people from all over the world for its extraordinary charm. This well planned city has a French influence that attracts lot many travellers. The original name is Puducherry, but the French interpreted it as Pondicherry. The name signifies a new settlement or a new town.

Price Starting From Rupees25,399/-* pp

Highlights:

  • Experience the pristine beauty of “Paradise beach” & enjoy water sports.
  • Explore the city by cycling across the lanes of the French colony.
  • Visit the vibrant centre of life in a modern urban setting - Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • Know the history of the city through the guided heritage walk.

Best Season:

October - March

  • Day Wise Itinerary
  • Notes
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

Arrive Pondicherry

Welcome to the French colonial era "Puducherry". On arrival in Pondicherry, you will be transferred to your hotel. Puducherry is a quiet little town on the southern coast of India. Although a small town; it contains an interesting mix of Indian and French colonial heritage.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay at Pondicherry.

Meals - Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Pondicherry

This morning start your day with the scrumptious breakfast and proceed to Paradise beach, which has an unspoilt and vast shoreline that is lined with dense palm groves, this beach truly exudes romance at every step. Paradise beach is the most popular beach in the city to indulge in water sports; from boating, canoeing and kayaking to backwater sailing and camping at the beach side. The quaint and peaceful town of Pondicherry offers many options for adventure lovers. Post lunch, you are free to explore the scenic surroundings of the city.

Overnight stay at Pondicherry.

Meals - Breakfast, Dinner at the Hotel & En-route Lunch in local Restaurant.

Pondicherry

This morning start your day with a Cycle tour. It’s all about cycling across the city and to explore the surroundings, people and their culture.

You will be moving ahead through Pondicherry, from a Muslim area to the seashore via Goubert Market and the historical city hearing tips and stories from daily life & local culture of this unique city. This cycle tour will allow you to feel the morning pulse of the city, when it wakes up and the streets are not that crowded. Post the cycle tour; enjoy delicious French / Indian breakfast prepared in Sita's garden!

Rest of the day is at leisure. Post lunch proceed to Sri Aurobindo Ashram - a spiritual community established by Sri Aurobindo Ghosh in 1926. The ashram contains several offices, a library, a printing press, playground, art gallery, a dispensary/nursing home etc. the main building in the establishment are the marble Samadhi which is the resting place of Sri Aurobindo. Also visit Sri Aurobindo Handmade Paper Factory, an half-a-century old factory which makes and sells eco-friendly handmade paper in various colors, along with stationery and gift boxes. Later continue for Auroville, meaning ‘The City of Dawn’ a township located 8 kilometers from Pondicherry. It’s a small colony that was established by Sri Aurobindo and is renowned by UNESCO; its purpose is to promote unity of humanity. Soon after watching a short introductory video on the Matrimandir proceed to the middle of the town, crowned by a temple which symbolizes the Universal Mother and is called ‘Matrimandir’.

Rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight stay at Pondicherry.

Meals - Breakfast in Sita's garden, Lunch & Dinner at the Hotel.

Depart Pondicherry

Post breakfast check-out from the hotel and depart home with the cherished moments spent in Pondicherry.

Meals - Breakfast at the Hotel.

Notes -  

  • Day 01, lunch will be served to guests checking in at the resort on OR before 1400 hours.
By Air : The nearest airport is at Chennai (165 kms).
By Rail : The nearest railhead is Villupuram railway station (40 kms).
By Road : Pondicherry is connected by road with Chennai 165 kms, Mahabalipuram 100 kms and
  Thanjavur 170 kms.
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