Pondicherry, officially known as Puducherry, and commonly known just Pondy, is one of the seven Union Territories of India. This former French colony is a perfect combination of the traditional Indian taste and French architecture, making it a fantastic escape that offers the best of both worlds. The streets of the French Quarter of Pondicherry, The White Town with charming mustard-yellow colonial structures with Bougainville laden walls. These are infused with cozy cafes and chic boutiques that offer enticing French cuisine and beverages. Simply walking down these streets, can give you an insight into the fairytale charm of Pondicherry. Let’s explore the boulevards and rues (the French word for streets) of the Pondicherry that will ultimately take you down to the gorgeous seaside promenade, where the Bay of Bengal playfully splashes the shores of the famous Rock beach. Pondicherry has a lot to offer, from authentic French bakeries, bohemian stores and cobble-stoned paths which are captivating for a leisure walk or bicycle ride. Shop till u drop, enjoy some sumptuous French food or beer and plenty of yoga and meditation.
03 Nights / 04 Days
Paradise Beach, Aurobindo Ashram, Kapaleshwara Temple, Santhome Cathedral
City Short Breaks
Arrive in Pondicherry check into the hotel on your own. Enjoy a boat ride from Chunnambar river to Paradise Beach. Explore some water sports like boating, kayaking and jet skiing. Evening is at leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel in Pondicherry.
This morning visit the famous Aurobindo Ashram. The ashram grew out of a small community of disciples who had gathered around Sri Aurobindo after he retired from politics and settled in Pondicherry in 1910. Afterwards visit the quaint French quarters of Pondicherry. Enjoy a sumptuous French cuisine lunch on own. Later spend time at the local shopping bazaars. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel in Pondicherry.
Today we drive to Chennai on your own. Check out of the hotel. On arrival in Chennai visit the Kapaleshwara Temple & Santhome Cathedral. Later check into the hotel. Evening visit the famous Marinna beach and enjoy a stunning sunset. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel in Chennai.
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel. Later you may visit the famous shopping areas like T. Nagar and Pondy Bazar in Chennai, where you can find traditional Kancheevaram Silk and many more on your own.
Chennai to Pondicherry (Approximate 165 kms / 3 hours drive)
Pondicherry to Chennai (Approximate 165 Kms / 3 hours Drive)
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