Pondicherry is a beautiful and vibrant city which is located in the coastal area of Bay of Bengal. You can see the French influence widely in the city with the street names, architecture, cuisine, language. As it’s been ruled by French for a long time, still the impact of French can be seen everywhere in culture and architecture.
In this tour package, you will visit the most important places at Pondicherry. You will be visiting the age old temples, churches, French buildings, ashram, rock beach, boat house and Auroville
Pondicherry city center
Pondicherry is a lovely place to spend the weekend. The city is much influenced with French colonial as for a long time it is under French rule. Pondicherry is a place for all age groups. It a place of colonial buildings, a long coastal area for beach lovers, abundant of religious places, recreational center to have a fun time.
Those who come from Bangalore, they can either come to Chennai Airport and take a bus or taxi to reach Pondicherry from Chennai Airport or they can take a direct train from Bangalore and reach Pondicherry Railway station. These are the easiest way to reach Pondicherry and the journey in ECR from Chennai to Pondicherry is quite interesting
The first day of the tour starts by visiting Manakula Vinayaga Temple which has a cute elephant named as Lakshmi to bless us. With her blessing, the next visit will be to Bharathi Park which has an iconic building called as Aayi Mandapam. This park is neat and clean and you can relax or stroll inside the park to admire the beauty of the park and you can also take some good photo shoot with beautiful background. You can have your lunch in the nearby French or Indian restaurant. Later by evening, you will be taken to Promenade Beach where the sunset is a visual treat. Overnight stay at Hotel.
This morning after breakfast, visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram where you can have a peace of mind as the place is very calm and silent. Your next visit will be to Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Cathedral Churches which are the oldest church in Pondicherry. They are built during the 18th century and has Neo Gothic style of architecture. After your lunch, we will proceed to Chunnambar Boat House and Auroville. In Chunambar Boat House, you can take a boat to Paradise Beach, which is a place to enjoy with friends and family and your next stop will be at Auroville, which is a unique destination and one must not miss visiting the place. Overnight stay at Pondicherry.
After your breakfast at the hotel do the shopping at Pondicherry at Jawaharlal Nehru Street which is famous for shopping. Later start towards your home town with sweet memories of French Colony.