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Pondicherry Guided Sightseeing Tour from Chennai

 Chennai    12 Hours 90 people interested today
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Trip Overview

Experience the popular getaway in close proximity of Chennai, known for its picturesque beauty, heritage and culture on this guided tour of Pondicherry.

Highlights

  • A hassle-free tour with hotel pick up and drop with a guide. 
  • Witness the perfect blend of Indian and French architecture and culture.
  • Visit churches, ashrams and beaches of the town.
  • Complimentary lunch during the tour.
  • All toll and parking charges are included in the cost.

 

Detailed Overview

Pondicherry is the capital city and also the largest city of the Indian union territory of Puducherry. Its history was first recorded by the Dutch, French and also the English colonialists. Pondicherry is located in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and is famous for its beautiful beaches. The area was part of the Pallava kingdom of Kanchipuram in the 4th century. Pondicherry's average elevation is at sea level, and a number of sea inlets, referred to as "backwaters" can be found.

 

Itinerary

  • The driver will receive you from your hotel or residence in Chennai at 8:00 AM.
  • The guide cum host for the tour will meet you here and after a quick introduction, the tour with start.
  • Drive from Chennai to Pondicherry will take up to 5 hours, you will stop for breakfast on the way.
  • Upon reaching Pondicherry, commonly known as Pondy, you can begin the tour with the visit to the following places:
  • White Town Area which shows the French influence on the city, old provincial structures painted in yellow still holds on to the history of this beautiful city.
  • Sacred Heart Basilica: This has Gothic architecture and contains stained glass panels depicting events in the life of Jesus Christ.
  • Immaculate Conceptual Cathedral: Visited by a maximum number of tourists, which has artistic interiors and exteriors.
  • Vinayagar Temple: A vibrant Hindu temple is known for its elephant blessings ornately carved stone walls and golden chariot.
  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram: One of the most well known and wealthiest ashrams in India, with devotees from all over the world flocking towards it for spiritual salvation.
  • Bustling markets of Pondicherry famous for many charming shops and boutiques.
  • Auroville: An experimental township which is aimed to bring all kinds of people together to strengthen humanity and harmonious living for a better world.
  • Botanical Garden: Built by French colonists and the attractions of the garden include Children's toy train, musical fountain, aquarium and Japanese rock.
  • Paradise Beach: Adorned with the golden sand and cold sea breeze.
  • Promenade: Also known as Rock beach, the most popular attraction of Pondicherry. 
  • After the visit, you will start the drive back to Chennai and you are dropped at hotel or residence in Chennai to end the tour. 

Basic Details

Start Point
Chennai Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Chennai Hotel/Residence
Start time
8:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O793A3024

Inclusions

  • All transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • All toll and parking charges.
  • Service of a knowledgeable guide.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Water bottle.

Exclusions

  • Any entrance fees.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Important Information

  • The tour involves a moderate amount of walking, all the guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • The guests may also carry sunglasses, sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography.
  • Children below 4 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free.
  • A Sedan can accommodate 3 members only (4 years of age or older).
  • An SUV can accommodate 5 members only (4 years of age or older).
  • Each member must carry a valid photo ID.
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers).
  • This is a custom tour, the driver will try to cover all the destinations mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • The tour has a time limit of 12 hours.
  • After 12 hours, additional per hour charges are applicable (to be paid directly to the guide in cash).
  • Rs 1000 per hour is charged for any vehicle (Includes vehicle, fuel, driver and guide charges).

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel / Residence in Chennai city limits.
  • The local person's details will be shared in the booking voucher which is sent via email.
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