Pondicherry, a seaside town with traces of French culture and architecture has a calm and beautiful atmosphere. In this four days tour package, enjoy visiting this French colony to rejuvenate and experience the French town. You will be visiting important places of Pondicherry like ancient temples, churches, ashram, boat house and an iconic place Auroville. In addition to this, you will visit world’s second largest mangrove forest Pichavaram in this package.
Pondicherry City center
Pondicherry is a place to enjoy and relax oneself. Experience the French city and wander through the rock beach admiring the French architecture building on the other side. The local coffees, butter colored wall are the signatures of Pondicherry. One can taste the delicious French cuisine Steak and Wine or an authentic Indian traditional food.
The nearest airport is Chennai Airport for people who come from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or any parts of North India to Pondicherry. Chennai is the nearest place to reach Pondicherry. It takes 3 hours of drive from Chennai to Pondicherry. You can either reach by taxi or bus from Chennai.
Your visit to Pondicherry starts by visiting the important places of French Colony which include Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Park Monument Aayi Mandapam, Museum, Heritage Building Raj Nivas (Should have a prior booking to visit inside), Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Cathedral Churches, by evening visit Promenade Beach. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pondicherry
This morning after the breakfast at the hotel, visit Auroville (Should have a prior booking to visit inside Matrimandir) and Chunnambar Boat House. Overnight stay at the hotel in Pondicherry.
This morning after breakfast have a day trip to Chidambaram. En-route visit Pichavaram Mangrove Forest in Cuddalore and continue drive to Chidambaram. Upon arrival at Chidambaram visit Thillai Nataraja Temple, it is one of the five holiest Shiva Temples; this temple represents akasha (Aakasam / Sky). And return to Pondicherry for the overnight stay.
Dharshan Time: Morning 6.00.a.m to 12.00 noon, Evening 5.00.p.m. to 09.00 p.m.
Today after breakfast at the hotel do the shopping at J.N Street which is a famous shopping street. Check out the hotel at 1200 hrs. Later start towards your home town with sweet memories of French Colony.