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From Pondicherry: Private Day Tour To Chidambaram 10 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly

Meet local merchants, and great deals at Cuddalore's vibrant market tour. Also, enjoy Pichavaram mangrove kayaking and Chidambaram temple. Walk along Pondicherry Bay to view French colonization, & sunset. Every moment highlights culture, nature, and discovery.

9:00 AM - Departure from Pondicherry

• Begin your journey with a pick from your preferred location in Pondicherry early in the morning, setting out for a day of cultural exploration and spiritual discovery.

09:30 AM - Cuddalore Vegetable Market

• Proceed to Cuddalore and experience the bustling atmosphere of the local vegetable market. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colours and fragrances as you browse through a variety of fresh produce, gaining insights into the region's agricultural practices.

10:00 AM - Coconut Rope Making

• Next, visit a coconut rope-making workshop and witness skilled artisans demonstrate the traditional technique of crafting sturdy ropes from coconut husks. Learn about the significance of coconut in local culture and economy.

10:30 AM - Paddy Field Exploration

• Venture into the serene countryside surrounding Chidambaram and visit a local paddy field. Witness the cultivation process of rice, a staple food in South India, and gain a deeper understanding of agricultural life in the region.

11:00 AM - Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

• Return to Chidambaram and revisit the iconic Nataraja Temple for further exploration. Marvel at the intricate sculptures and soak in the spiritual ambience of this sacred site.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch Break (Lunch not included in the tour)

• Enjoy a delicious South Indian lunch at a local restaurant, savouring authentic flavours and regional specialities.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Pichavaram Boating Experience

• Embark on a scenic boat ride through the mangrove forests of Pichavaram.

• Marvel at the diverse flora and fauna of this ecologically rich area.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Return Journey to Pondicherry

• Bid farewell to Chidambaram and embark on the return journey to Pondicherry, reflecting on the day's experiences and cultural insights gained.

What's included

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


  • Enjoy comfortable transportation throughout the tour
  • Guided tours provided by skilled local interpreters
  • All necessary entrance fees to attractions
  • Experience firsthand demonstrations of traditional crafts
  • Benefit from the expertise of professional tour leaders
  • Support from our committed team 24/7
  • Bottled water to keep you hydrated


  • Tips, Personal expenses, Meals
  • Boating at Pichavaram mangrove forest
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions


Available in


Available for

Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Pondicherry , India

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

Pick up location: Pondicherry city

Ends at: Pondicherry 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 $61 per person