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Pondicherry is the capital and the largest city of the Union territory of Puducherry which was a French colony until 1954 and this is forever a major highlight in Pondicherry tour packages. Fondly known as Pondy, this coastal town India struggles to preserve what little remains of the ambiance once created by a unique mix of cultural heritage. This is one of the biggest reasons for Pondicherry to attract tourists not only from India but all over the world. 

It is a quaint, calm and tranquil place with bunches of bougainvilleas, leafy boulevards, mustard colored colonial homes and crumbling cathedrals. Pondicherry, which sits on the Bay of Bengal, is a great place to unwind where you can take advantage of yoga and meditation as well as just enjoying pottery or sitting by the beach. The quiet beaches which stretch north and south are great for swimming and sunrise strolls.

Pondicherry is a place with pretty landscapes – the tree lined avenues are a visual treat. The French Quarter is something you must visit in Pondicherry. It is uniquely built on the French grid pattern and the French influence is unmistakable. The streets have French names; the villas are built in French style. The calmness during the afternoon siesta, the bicycles on the streets shows French connections. Pondicherry has the typical Indian touch too, with colorful festivals being celebrated throughout the year.

 Tourists have the choice of boarding and lodging in either hotels or holiday homes with prices ranging from two thousand rupees upwards. So if you are on a budget holiday you still have no problem, more so because navigating is either free on foot or cheap on a bicycle.

If you are a foodie and like to go beyond the usual Indian cuisine there is a variety to choose from. Ranging from lasagna, lobsters, baguettes, waffles, crepes, and cheesecakes, name them and you will get them in the restaurants of Pondicherry.

By booking the Pondicherry holiday packages, one can visit temples, churches, and museums, go for bike or nature and wildlife tours and for scuba and snorkeling even if there is not much of a variety.

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What You Should Know More About Tours in Pondicherry

  • Q. 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

  • Q. Which are the best beaches to visit in Pondicherry?

    The seaside location of Pondicherry provides it with several beaches. Relax, walk along or enjoy a view of the sunset or sunrise or take a swim. The serene beaches of Pondicherry will make your holiday the most charming. The best beaches to visit in Pondicherry are:

    •       Rock Beach for its scenic beauty.
    •       Serenity Beach
    •       Beach Paradise a tranquil and sandy beach
    •       Promenade Beach
    •       Auroville Beach

  • Q. What are the best cycling tours to do in Pondicherry?

    Go out and explore a quiet city before people begin their daily activities. It is a two hour guided tour on a vintage bicycle and round it off with either an Indian breakfast of idly, chutney and sambar or with a typically French one of baguette and jam. The best way to

    get the feel of the locality and take a quiet peek into the French and Tamil areas of Pondicherry is to take a tour on a bicycle.

  • Q. Can I take a tour of the 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.

  • Q. 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

  • Q. Which are the best sailing tours 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

  • Q. 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
    •    Kriti EcoboutiqueHidesign flagship Store