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Pondicherry "Puducherry" Local Sightseeing Day Tour

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Trip Overview

A day tour of Pondicherry immerses you in its French colonial charm, with visits to the serene Aurobindo Ashram and the picturesque French Quarter. Enjoy the beautiful Promenade Beach, explore vibrant markets, and savor the unique blend of French and Indian cuisine at local cafes.


Highlights

  • Explore Pondicherry in comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included


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Detailed Overview

Pondicherry is famous for its beaches, along with the stunning views it offers, and of course, where there is a beach, there will be water sports. To experience canoeing and kayaking for both beginners and experts, visit Karaikal Beach. It offers you a pleasant and calm place to spend your day. Pondicherry is an adventure through the history of French colonization. Even simple architecture in Pondicherry will make you wonder if you’re in France, which is how the French influence is.

The availability of delicious foods like Tamil authentic dishes like idly, dosa, steak, and wine of French food is widely popular among tourists. At 155 km from Chennai through the East Coast Road, you will reach Pondicherry.

Puducherry City Local Sightseeing Day Tour Itinerary
  • In Pondicherry, there are several captivating places to explore:
  • Promenade Beach: This picturesque beachfront promenade offers stunning views of the Bay of Bengal and is perfect for leisurely strolls and enjoying the sea breeze.
  • Auroville: Auroville is an experimental township founded with the vision of human unity and peaceful coexistence. Visitors can explore the Matrimandir, a golden spherical structure symbolizing spiritual consciousness, and enjoy the tranquility of its surroundings.
  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Founded by Sri Aurobindo and his spiritual collaborator, The Mother, this ashram is a spiritual center where visitors can learn about their teachings, meditate, and find inner peace.
  • Paradise Beach: Accessible by boat, Paradise Beach is known for its pristine shoreline, turquoise waters, and serene ambiance, offering a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Auroville Beach: A tranquil beach away from the crowds, Auroville Beach is ideal for relaxation, swimming, and enjoying beautiful sunsets.
  • French Quarter: Explore the charming streets of the French Quarter (Ville Blanche), characterized by colonial-era buildings, colorful facades, and quaint cafes offering French delicacies.
  • Botanical Garden: Established in the 19th century, the Botanical Garden is a lush green oasis featuring diverse flora, ancient trees, and a toy train ride for children.
  • Pondicherry Museum: Learn about the history and culture of Pondicherry through its impressive collection of artifacts, sculptures, and archaeological findings housed in this museum.
  • Arikamedu: Explore the archaeological site of Arikamedu, which offers insights into the region's ancient trade connections with Rome and other civilizations.
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Admire the stunning neo-Gothic architecture of this basilica, known for its towering spires, stained glass windows, and serene ambiance.
  • The guests are dropped back to the starting point.

Please note

  • Pondicherry Local Sightseeing Tour is not a guided tour; the driver will not be the guide for the tour.
  • This is a local city tour; hence, the vehicle cannot be used for any outstation tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Hotel/Residence
Start time
7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O885A1067

Inclusions

  • All transportation using air-conditioned private cab.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Pondicherry city limits.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • 8 hours and 80 kilometres of usage (can be extended with extra charges).
  • Tour as per the itinerary (you may skip or add some places in the region).

Exclusions

  • Monument entrance fees.
  • Any toll and parking charges (To be paid as per actuals to the driver).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any meals.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attractions to the destination of the tour.
  • The booking price is applicable if the pick-up and drop-off are at the same location.
  • Pickup and drop-off locations can be different, but an extra charge will apply. To be paid to the driver directly.
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios, or similar.
  • The SUV (6-seater) models provided are the Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga, or similar.
  • A night charge of Rs. 250 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • The tour has a limit of 8 hours and 80 kilometers.
  • After 8 hours and 80 kilometers, an additional per-kilometer charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver).
  • For Sedan (4-seater): Rs. 18 per km and Rs. 160 per hour (additional kilometer and hourly charge).
  • For an SUV (6-seater): Rs. 22 per km and Rs. 200 per hour (an additional kilometer and hourly charge).
  • The driver will know the local language; an English-speaking driver can be requested by you during the booking in the "Special Request" section. The team will try their best to fulfill the request, but the same cannot be promised for sure.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Review (1)

5.0

Surya

17 Jun 2019

It was a wonderful trip, thanx to Trodly for a memorable trip.

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or a specified pick-up point within city limits. Please enter the full pickup address at the checkout page.
  • The contact person details and phone number are shared in the booking voucher sent to you via email after booking.
  • The driver and cab details are shared 2 to 4 hours prior to the tour starting time.
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