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From Mahabalipuram: Private Day Tour Of Pondicherry 10 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly

The Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry day tour explores colonial beauty and culture. Discover French quarters, lighthouses, and local cuisines. Spirituality, culture, and architecture are on this day tour. Get enveloped in a tapestry of spirituality, culture, and architecture of Pondicherry.

8:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel at Mahabalipuram and drive towards Auroville, a unique experimental township promoting unity, peace, and sustainable living.

9:00 AM: Arrive at Auroville and embark on a guided exploration of this international community dedicated to human unity and spiritual growth. Explore the serene surroundings and learn about the philosophy of integral yoga practised here.

11:00 AM: City Tour of Pondicherry- Depart from Auroville and head to Pondicherry for a comprehensive city tour, exploring its diverse cultural and architectural heritage.

11:30 AM: Sri Aurobindo Ashram- Visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, founded by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and immerse yourself in its tranquil atmosphere. Learn about their teachings and contributions to spirituality and education.

12:30 PM: Manakula Vinayagar Temple - Explore the Manakula Vinayagar Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha and renowned for its elaborate carvings and spiritual significance.

1:30 PM: Museum, Churches and French Quarters - After Lunch, visit the Pondicherry Museum to learn about the town's colonial history and cultural heritage. Explore the French Quarters, characterized by its colonial-era architecture, tree-lined boulevards, and charming cafes. And also visit churches for their architecture and spiritual significance.

2:30 PM: Indian, Muslim, and Catholic Quarters - Discover the diversity of Pondicherry's neighbourhoods, including the Indian Quarter with its bustling markets, the Muslim Quarter with its vibrant mosques and eateries, and the Catholic Quarter featuring the iconic Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

3:30 PM: Botanical Garden and Lighthouse, Promenade Beach - Conclude your city tour with a visit to the Botanical Garden, home to a diverse collection of flora and fauna. Then, ascend to Promenade Beach to visit the lighthouse for panoramic views of the city and coastline.

5:00 PM: Return to Mahabalipuram - Bid farewell to Pondicherry and begin your journey back to Mahabalipuram, reflecting on the day's cultural immersion and architectural exploration. Depending on your preference, you may choose to unwind at your accommodation or explore Mahabalipuram before bidding farewell to an enriching day of exploration.

What's included

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  • Comfortable transportation ensuring a smooth and hassle-free journey for all participants
  • Knowledgeable and experienced guides to accompany the group throughout the day
  • Inclusion of entry fees to all the attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Implementation of necessary safety measures, ensuring the well-being of all during the tour
  • Access dedicated customer support representatives available 24*7 to address any inquiries


  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions and in the program


Available in


Available for

Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Mahabalipuram , India

Pick up times available: 07:00, 07:30, 08:30

Pick up location: Mahabalipuram city

Ends at: Mahabalipuram Hotels

Nearest airport: Chennai International Airport (MAA)

Eco Features:

  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $72 per person