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Private Tour of Pondicherry and Auroville

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    Stop At: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Rue de la Marine, Pondicherry India

    Sri Aurobindo Ashram which consists of an interconnected block of houses, including those in which Sri Aurobindo and the Mother lived for most of their lives. At its centre, in a tree-shaded courtyard, lies the Samadhi, a white marble shrine where their bodies are laid to rest.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Matrimandir Rd., Auroville India

    Matrimandir (prior booking required - if you want get into inside of Martimandir), a futuristic, spherical temple covered in gold discs. Auroville Botanical Gardens protects the region’s tropical dry evergreen forest.

    Duration: 15 hours

    Stop At: Auroville Main Road, Auroville 605101 India

    Auroville is an experimental community in southern India. It was founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa as a town where people from all over the world could live in harmony.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Seaside Promenade, Pondicherry 605001 India

    Admire the colonial architecture and historic landmarks as you stroll along Seaside Promenade in the former French territory of Pondicherry,

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Rock Beach, White Town, Pondicherry 605001 India

    Spend some time at the rock beach overlooking Bay of Bengal

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Statue Of Gandhi, Goubert Avenue White Town, Pondicherry 605001 India

    Statue Of Mahatma Gandhi is 13 ft height stands on the Beach Road, surrounded by eight magnificent granite carved monolithic pillars.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: French War Memorial, Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry 605001 India

    French War Memorial is dedicated to those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country during World War I. It was built in 1971.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pondicherry Museum, Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001 India

    Pondicherry Museum is especially noted for its collection of fine lost wax bronzes form the period of the Chola Empire. The Museum's collection includes 81 Chola bronze sculptures, ranking as one of the largest collections of Chola bronzes.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Bharati Government Park, Pondicherry Centre, Pondicherry 605001 India

    Bharati Government Park - is surrounded by some of the most important government buildings like the Lt. Governor's Palace, the Legislative Assembly, Government Hospital, Ashram Dining Room, the Cercle de Pondichéry private club, and the old Hotel Qualité.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Park Monument (Aayi Mandapam), Inside The Bharathi Park, Pondicherry India

    Located within Bharti Government Park

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Manakula Vinyanagar, Pondicherry India

    Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar ancient temple was constructed three centuries ago and still stands in all its magnificent glory.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi Road Sacred Heart Square, Pondicherry 605001 India

    The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus an oriental specimen of Gothic architecture. It contains rare stained glass panels depicting events from the life of Christ and saints of the Catholic Church.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, Rue Dumas White Town, Puducherry, Pondicherry 605001 India

    Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges - The original structure was built in Greco Roman architecture by Napolean III in 1855, with the architect being Louis Guerre. It is the only church that offers mass in three languages namely French, Tamil and English.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Pondicherry Botanical Gardens, Nr. New Bus Stand Old Tamil town, Pondicherry India

    The Botanical Gardens add great educational and recreational value to Puducherry. The gate leading to the garden is reminiscent of French architecture and it stands out from its immediate surroundings because it is smack in the middle of the old Tamil town. The Botanical Gardens were laid out in 1826 in ornate French style, with pruned trees, beautiful flower beds and gravel lined paths and fountains. 

    Duration: 40 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will message you driver and vehicle details, At your pickup time, you're requested to please ask your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance).
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Drop-off your hotel in Pondicherry
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Driver
    • Gratuities
    • Bottled water
    • Parking, Toll and All other expenses related to vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance Fees (wherever applicable)
    • Entry/Admission - Pondicherry Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Pondicherry Botanical Gardens
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 April 2019

    driver was great, the sites were good and was able to get some great shots while bustling around and learning about the french quarter and Auroville

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Reviewed 24 February 2019 via mobile

    We enjoyed our tour this past weekend very much. Our driver took us places we didn't know existed. The paper factory was so cool! Even though we are 2 people, this trip is great for families.

    Thank SarahSahr
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