Day 01: Arrive Pondicherry
Pick up from Chennai airport or railway station, drive to Pondicherry (150kms / 3 hrs).
En-route visit Auroville. There’s more to Auroville than just the Matri Mandir. Live and learn in this global city of ideas where its inhabitant’s perfect crafts like handmade paper (Auroville Papers), indigo-dyed clothing (The Colours of Nature), incense manufacture (Encens d'Auroville) and bodycare (Maroma Spa) to energy-efficient solutions. 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. Overnight at Pondicherry
Day 02: Pondicherry
Start the day with a heritage walk to introduce you to the city. Theheritage walk was designed to highlight Pondicherry’s rich architectural heritage. Today, tourists and residents can still enjoy this exploration of the Tamil and French Quarters. Guides were trained, and a brochure with a map of the old city and the various routes was published in English, Tamil, French and Italian. Watch an introductory video on the architectural heritage of Pondicherry. For the adventure seekers, join a fun surfing class and learn how to ride the waves! An experienced surfer shows you the ropes and you can choose to extend your session for 2-3 days every morning. In the evening, walk along Beach Road and visit cafés from the Blueberry Curated list of cafes for dinner. Overnight at Pondicherry.
Day 03: Pondicherry
A guided 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. Along with a knowledgeable guide, you will hear the kind of stories people don’t find in travel guides! Later,head out to the Pondicherry Museum to brush up on some of your history. Chill at one of many beautiful cafes around in the evening. Overnight at Pondicherry.
Day 04: Depart Pondicherry
Morning is free at hotel, later transfer to Chennai airport or railway station.