Best Pondicherry Tour Packages - 2020

Situated along the coast of South India, Pondicherry is a great choice for a short getaway, best explored by booking one of the many Pondicherry Tour Packages available. The town is just a few hours away from Chennai and Bangalore and getting there is extremely convenient. Known for its rich heritage, pristine beaches, French-style architecture and delicious world-cuisine, a 2-3 day stay in this pretty town is perfect to unwind.

Amongst the many places to visit in Pondicherry, is the Rock Beach, the Botanical Garden, Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville and a lot more that will transport you to a completely different era. The beaches extend for miles, where you can relax with your family or engage in some water sports with friends. There are numerous temples, especially the Aurobindo Ashram and the Matri Mandir in the experimental town, Auroville, where you can learn about the customs, culture, and the transformation of the town from a French colony to a Southern one.

There are also a number of monuments that you can explore as part of your tour, including the First War Memorial, the Mahatma Gandhi Statue, or The Lighthouse which gives a glimpse into the history of Pondicherry. There are gardens to stroll through and vibrant flowers and bushes to admire. There are also the local markets to shop at. If your tour package is inclusive of food, travel and stay, make sure to budget for shopping in the local markets and at Auroville, because you’re sure to want to buy yourself a souvenir or two.

You may even choose to extend your trip and go beyond the town to areas like Mahabalipuram, Kumbakonam and others. The travel packages for Pondicherry can all be customised to suit your vacation plans and your budget. But that isn’t all. Most Pondicherry Tours are also inclusive of stay and food and trust us, there’s an immense amount to gorge on when in Pondy. There’s the regular South Indian fare, authentic French desserts, Italian goodness, Vietnamese delicacies, seafood, and so much more to get your hands on.

Basically, there’s something for every palate. You might not find a lot of street food in the town, but the plethora of options the beachside cafes and restaurants have to offer, make up for it all. Imagine, sitting carefree at a street-side cafe, with the soft breeze blowing, whilst you sip on a hot Cuppa Joe and admire the waves lapping gently at the shore. Doesn’t that sound like a wonderful vacation?! Owing to the architectural beauty of this quaint town, resorts, hotels and holiday homes are equally gorgeous and an absolute delight to reside at.

Though simply designed, the colonial-style structures in a contrast of bright shades and pastel ones are a pleasant sight. Most of the properties are lined with beautiful boulevards and you’ll often spot tourists meditating in the gardens and locals jogging past, as time stands still. Pondicherry is full of pretty landscapes and if you plan your stay well with a tour package that offers a bit of everything, you’re in for a real treat!

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11 October 2019
Excellent
"One of the best experience of my life even though my ears are still blocked due to high pressure but the overall xperience was just awesome. Best Instructors provided to us. Not only they are good in their work, they are fun loving, crazy kinda guys & gel up very well.\nPool demonstration & training was more than good as compared to other personnel who provide scuba diving."
11 September 2019
Excellent
"Great tour, and on time start and completion, covered more than what was in the itinerary and never felt hurried. Thanks to shabbeer and thrillophilia for making the day memorable... "
21 August 2019
Excellent
"The facility was good. the best part was that there were only two of us. instructors were friendly and extremely helpful. only problem is that you can't be sure of under water visibility in Pondicherry. someday it is clear, sometimes you can't see anything."
26 June 2019
Excellent
This was my first scuba diving experience, and it was just awesome. I have no words to express my happiness here. All credits goes to the instructor Mike and Khushboo and other team members, they very calm composed and teaching all the important things we have to take care during the dive. I had my best experience. I will definitely do this again here.
23 July 2019
Excellent
"Really nice and complete tourist tour of Pondichéry. \n\nWe booked for 2 just the night before! The service is very reactive. The car was comfy and with A/C. The driver was on time and flexible. He shared some knowledge about different places while driving. \n\nWe strongly recommend this tour as its price is definitely worth it. Check the different places that you'll visit to plan and make the most out of this great 8 hours."
11 January 2020
Excellent
Pickup was on time. We covered many places. Had excellent time at Pondicherry. This trip gave us a lot of memories and happiness. Thanks Radhi, Elango and Velu for the amazing experience you gave us.
11 January 2020
Superb
overall that was a good experience me and my team got engaged in the paint ball games .The extra pellets were available at an extra cost that made the game more enjoyable .friendly approach by Thrillophilia.
28 November 2019
Excellent
"awesome experience we saw places planned wise customer service is also very good thanks to Mohan(driver)"
19 November 2019
Excellent
"Very good service and happy that I booked through thrillophilia"
14 November 2019
Excellent
"Excellent experience of scuba even for a non swimmer like me. They have a team of experienced divers who took very good care of us. Booking from Thrillophillia was seamless."

People Also Ask About Pondicherry Tours

  1. Which are the best temples to visit in Pondicherry?

    In spite of its French connection the typically Indian touch is demonstrated by the temples you find in Pondicherry. Tourists visit these temples to appreciate art and also to pray. These abodes attract your spirituality as the ambiance is truly serene. Make sure you visit the following.

    •       Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
    •       Varadaraja Perumal temple
    •       Aruvila Mothers Earth Temple
    •       Sri Thirukameshwarar Temple
    •       Kanniga Parameswari Temple
    •       Angalamman Temple
    •       ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Madhava Temple
    •       Karaneswara Nataraja Temple
    •       Kamakshi Amman Koil
  2. Should I visit Aurobindo Ashram? What’s so special about it?

    Of course, you can. This is a must visit. A trip to Pondicherry remains incomplete without a visit to Aurobindo Ashram. It is a very special place so you have to take a tour around it to enjoy the serenity and understand the philosophy of this great Indian thinker.

    •    The Sri Aurobindo Ashram was home to a brilliant modern thinker and is still the source of the practice of his philosophy.
    •    The yoga of Sri Aurobindo makes this place popular with those who seek spirituality. A lot of tourists come from far and wide to visit the place where they are able to learn about the thoughts of Sri Aurobindo and his disciple, the Mother.
    •    The Ashram is beautiful with its quaint buildings and there is a lot to see in and around it.
    •    The garden creates a very peaceful atmosphere.
    •    They have a lot of activities including lectures and guidance sessions which tourists can attend.
  3. What are the best sites for snorkeling and scuba diving in Pondicherry?

    Snorkelling and scuba diving are a must for those visiting Pondicherry, in fact, some centers even give you training and certifications. The points you can go to are:

    •       Coral Shark Reef
    •       Aravind’s Wall
    •       Four Corners
    •       Temple Reef
    •       Ravines
    •       The Hole
    •       Padi Dive Center
  4. Which are the best sailing sites in Pondicherry?

    The best sailing tour is provided in Pondicherry. Go out into the backwaters or the open sea and enjoy yourselves with friendly boatmen who will give you information in plenty about the place and the life there. Try out sailing with:

    •       Pondy Nautic
    •       Chunnambar Boat House
  5. Which are the best places for shopping in Pondicherry?

    Bringing back mementos from a place you have visited or taking back gifts for a friend is an integral part of tourist activities. Try out the following places for shopping in Pondicherry.

    •    Goubert Market
    •    La Boutique D Auroville
    •    Sunday Market
    •    Greymode
    •    Titanic Factory Outlet
    •    Kasha Ki Aasha
    •    Kalki
    •    Curio Centre
    •    Anokhi
    •    Auro Boutique
    •    Takla Makan
    •    Casablanca
    •    Muthu Silk Plaza
    •    MA PONDY CHERIE
    •    Kriti EcoboutiqueHidesign flagship Store