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Pondicherry & Aurobindo Ashrams Private Excursion from Chennai
Key Details
  • Duration
  • 10 Hours
  • Pick up Location
  • Hotel Lobby
  • Live Guide
  • Yes
  • Language
  • English, Hindi, Italian, Spanish, French and German
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Overview

Explore Pondicherry and all its beautiful buildings, while also making stops at the Auroville and Aurobindo Ashrams.

Tour Highlights
  • Visit Pondicherry and explore its famous spiritual inventions
  • Check out the experimental township of Auroville
  • Explore Matrimandir, a temple that does not belong to any particular religion or sect
Tour Details

From Chennai you will be driven to Pondicherry for a full-day excursion. En route you will also visit the town of Auroville where you will explore the Matrimandir. In Pondicherry you will visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Pondicherry Museum along with the sculpture gallery situated at Bharati Park. It contains beautiful artifacts representing the historic eras. 

You will also be taken to a local restaurant where you can enjoy a complementary lunch. You will learn all about Pondicherry's history and discover its French roots, you will also see that some people still speak French, as well as Tamil. The streets, buildings and other structures convey a typical French design. 

Pondicherry is recognized as one of the holiest places in India where pilgrims come to pay their respects to Rishi Aurobindo. He was a freedom fighter, who later became a spiritual philosopher. After your sightseeing, you will be dropped back in Chennai.

What's Included
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Lunch in a local resturant
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
What's Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion
Meeting Points

Pick-up from your hotel.

What to Remember
  • Please note: the Pondicherry Museum is closed every Friday
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