Overview

Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colon

Sher Khan Lodi allowed French to set up an establishment for their colony in Pondicherry in exchange for foreign ships and flourishing textile industry. Pondicherry along with a few other destinations like Karaikal, Yanam, Chandernagar, and Mahe, was under French rule until 1954. Explore the rues, boulevards, seaside promenade, authentic colonial bakeries, cobbled-stoned streets, and much more. This is one of the best regions in South India to enjoy a booze-filled vacation as Pondicherry has tax-free alcohol. Apart from these, the coastal climate adds more beauty to this portal to the French colonial experience.

Itinerary
Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival Chennai
Meet & Greet

Get a pick up from the airport head to Pondicherry which is 150kms from the airport. Four hours on the road will get you there. En route visit crocodile park, Mahabalipuram sighseeing & Kovallam beach. Stay in the charming French Quarter. Pocketed away just behind the seafront is a series of cobbled streets, white-and-mustard buildings in various states of romantic dishevelment, and a slight sense of Gallic glory gone by. Reach & check-in at the hotel and relax for a while amidst the comforts of your room. Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs -

Day 2
Day 2 - Pondicherry day tour
Know Pondicherry a little more

Start the day with a heritage walk to introduce you to the city. The heritage walk was designed to highlight Pondicherry’s rich architectural heritage. Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast. Later proceed for the sightseeing Aaayi Mandappam which is also known as the park Monument, an attractive monument of Pondicherry government park (Bharathi Park). Sri Aurobindo Ashram which exhudes a spiritual aura. Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs -

Day 3
Day 3 - Pondicherry day tour
Bicycle Tour

A guided cycle tour is planned on this day which spans from 7am-9am. From the colourful houses of the Muslim area to the Ashram and the French Touch’ of Beach Road, come and discover Pondicherry in early morning, when only Pondicherians are up. Some stops will be organized to relax tired legs and make it possible for everybody to enjoy explanations. After breakfast, proceed to take a ramble. Pondicherry which offers a versatile choice ranging from historic buildings, museums, art galleries, meditation centers, scenic beauty to sun-kissed beaches. The trip to this magnificent destination is never complete without indulging in the culinary delights, indigenous to the region. The cuisines offer a unique blend of the culinary traditions of the Orient and the French. Overnight stay in Pondicherry. Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs -

Day 4
Day 4 - Pondicherry day tour
Church Day with beautiful pictures

After breakfast, proceed for Sacred Heart Church which is built by French Missionaries in the 1700’s in a contrasting Neo – Gothic style with its towers. Chunnambar Beach & Backwater the tropical paradise flanked by a quiet flowing creek on one side. Matri Mandir which is not a temple but a place for individual silent concentration. Overnight stay at the Hotel. Hotel Villa Des Gouverneurs -

Day 5
Day 5 - Departure
Bid Adieu

In the morning after breakfast, get transferred to Chennai airport/ Railway Station to board a flight for your onward destination.

Inclusions
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Airport transfer Chennai to Chennai
  • One tour leader from team Jugni
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
Exclusions
  • Any Airfare, Train fare, Overland Journey which is not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Entry fee or any new tax to any sight if any new fee/tax is charged.
  • Bicycle tour
  • Any thing not mentioned in the Inclusions.
Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • Booking amount & Tickets: (Non Refundable)
  • 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 45 days prior to arrival: 70% of the Tour / service cost
  • 30 days prior to arrival: No Refund
Disclaimer

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.

Safety

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.

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