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Private Tour of Pondicherry and Auroville

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Pondicherry famous for its brightly painted houses with bougainvillaea laden walls, large boulevards, streets and road signs boasting, French names, gothic churches and colonial buildings, serene backwaters and pristine beaches, topped with authentic French cuisine and Auroville - the "City of Dawn", is an experiential spiritual community set up with the objective of human unity. This city known as "French Riviera of the East", Pondicherry has a lot to offer.

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Stop At: Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

This Ancient temple was constructed three centuries ago and still stands in all its magnificent glory.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sri Aurobindo Ashram

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: 20 minutes

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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: 30 minutes

Stop At: Matrimandir

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Seaside Promenade

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

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rock Beach

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Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Statue Of Gandhi

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: French War Memorial

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: 5 minutes

Stop At: Pondicherry Museum

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: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bharati Government Park

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: 10 minutes

Stop At: Park Monument (Aayi Mandapam)

Located within Bharati Government Park

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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: 10 minutes

Stop At: Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges

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: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pondicherry Botanical Gardens

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: 20 minutes