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Pondicherry – The French Capital of India

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Duration

6Night 7Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

Pondicherry – The French Capital of India

Why to visit Pondicherry? Well, it is the perfect combination of French architecture and traditional Indian sensibilities, which makes Pondicherry the perfect getaway. It’s 1 of the 7 union territories of India. Whether you are a photographer, a traveller, a solo explorer, a spiritual being or just a person who loves to meet new people, Pondicherry gives you every reason to be here. And its pocket friendly too, best for backpackers. Still looking for reasons? Keep reading

Type of Event – Backpacking

Recommended for : Couples, Solo travelers, Backpackers, Groups.

Things To Carry

  1. Clothing : Comfortable clothes like shorts,tshirts and dressesThese are your go-to clothing . Also, it is applicable to people of both the gender.
  2. Eyewear: Any form of aviators or wayfarers. A must-have , again.
  3. Sunscreen : Trust me, the sun is unforgiving. And if you really don’t want to end up like a baked potato in the evening, throw one of these in your bag.
  4. Driving licence : Don’ t forget this as the best mode of transport in Pondi is to rent a bike or scooter and they won’t give you one without a valid DL.
  5. Common Sense : Don’t leave this bad boy at home. You will need it to ensure that you have a good time.
  6. Train Essentials: Carry a personal hygiene kit with you to take care of your activities in the train aslo do not forget to carry a shawl to sleep in the train since linen is not provided due to covid
  7. Medical Essentials :You shall carry your personal medicines if any during the trip the captains will have a basic first aid kit with them

Rules And Regulations

  • Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited in train.
  • Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. 
  • Kindly be enough educated to dispose all your waste back in the dustbin and do not litter the beautiful nature
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Auroville – MatriMandir
  • Aurobindo Ashram
  • Paradise Beach
  • Manakalu temple
  • Café hopping
  • Pitchavaram boating(worlds second largest mangrove forest)
  • Chidambaram temple visit(geometric center of earth)
  • Walk/ride around the beautiful streets full of French
  • Architecture, clicking innumerable pictures and taking back tons of
  • Memories and photos for your Instagram
  • And of course, meeting new people

Itinerary

Day 1: Start of Train Journey from Pune/Mumbai

Pickup from Mumbai:9.00pm board Dr PDY EXP from Dadar or Kalyan
Pickup from Pune:23.50pm board Dr PDY EXP Spl from Pune Railway Station

Day 2: Scenic Train Journey

Believe us this is the most magical train journey you have ever done as it passed through the routes of coastal karnataka across the serene beaches also our captains are well equipped to keep you entairtained for a long journey for an amazing experience also don't forget to bring your UNO cards with you!

Day 3: Auro Bindo Ashram,Manakula Temple and Rock Beach

Reach early morning and check into hotel
Rest for a while as we start our sightseeing today
Have stomach full breakfast.
Start with the very calming 'Aurobindo ashram' Give yourself a soothing start to the trip here. Meditate if you like.
After Aurobindo ashram we visit the manakula temple followed by lunch
Next we will head towards the rock beach. Spend your evening at the rock beach, exploring the Gandhi statue, some famous churches and old light house today.
Walk around the white town at night or go for clubbing.
Night at stay playing games or just taking rest

Day 4: Chidambaram,Pitchavaram and Paradise beach

Today we wakeup early morning and leave for Chidambaram breakfast on the way
Explore the massive Chidambaram temple which is the geometrical center of the earth.
After exploring Chidambaram we will enjoy boating in the mangrove forest of Pitchavaram.
Post which we depart back to Pondicherry and have a late lunch.
Evening we stop by paradise beach for sunset and return back to hotel for rest

Day 5: Auroville sight seeing and Serenity beach

Today we will start our day with a soothing sunrise by the serenity beach.
Return to you stay, freshen up, have breakfast and leave for Auroville.
Visit the very famous Matri mandir today, known as the 'Temple of the mother' a truly beautiful
architecture which forms the ‘soul’ of the Auroville town. Located
There are many cafes at Auroville which we can explore today. Including, Café Xtasi, Marc’s café & wonderbar.
After Auroville sight seeing we will visit serenity beach
Later evening you can hike the streets of pondy

Day6: Pondy to Chennai

5:35am: We take a train to Chennai from Pondy
6.00pm: We take a train to Pune/Mumbai
You can self explore chennai during the buffer time

Day7: Chennai to Pune/,Mumbai

2.00pm: Reach Pune with loads of memories
6.00pm: Reach Mumbai with loads of memories

Included/Excluded

  • Travel in sleeper coach from Mumbai/Pune to Pondi and from Chennai.
  • Travel in 2s train from Pondicherry to Chennai.
  • 4 Days and 3 nights stay at cozy homestay.
  • Scooter for 3 days to travel around Pondicherry with petrol.
  • Total of 6 meals(Breakfast and Lunch on Day 3,Day4,Day5).
  • Entry charges at paradise beach.
  • Private vehicle or bikes to chidambaram and pichavaram
  • Pichavaram boating charges
  • Entry charges at the Auroville entrance
  • Dinner/Lunch one meal during stay(one meal either lunch or dinner will be included depending upon the schedule for the day).
  • Camera charges
  • Food during a train journey and first day of arrival in Chennai
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.
  • Bike parking charges if applicable
  • Entry for globe sightseeing if open

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