Indicative Pick Up Time: 7:00 AM
Indicative Drop Off Time: 7:00 PM
What You Will Do:
Pick Up from Your Hotel (7:00 AM): Your day begins with a comfortable pick-up from your hotel in Trichy, setting the stage for a full day of exploration.
Journey to Pondicherry (200 km/4 hours approx one way): Relax and enjoy the scenic drive to the charming town of Pondicherry, a place where French elegance and spiritual serenity coexist harmoniously.
Auroville - The City of Unity: Upon arrival in Pondicherry, your first stop is Auroville, a visionary township founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa. Explore the heart of Auroville, the Matrimandir, a striking spherical temple adorned with golden discs. Discover the ideals of unity and harmony that Auroville represents.
Pondicherry Museum: Next, visit the Pondicherry Museum, known for its remarkable collection of fine lost wax bronzes from the Chola Empire. Admire the 81 Chola bronze sculptures, one of the largest collections of Chola bronzes in the world, and delve into the history and artistry of this period.
Explore the French Colony: Stroll through the enchanting French Colony of Pondicherry, where the old French culture blends gracefully with Tamil influences. Customize your walk with your guide to cover notable landmarks such as the French Consulate, French Institute, Raj Nivas, Bharati Park (Aayi Monument), Government Square, and more.
Cultural and Architectural Delights: Along the way, immerse yourself in the architectural beauty of the French part of town while enjoying a cup of coffee and delectable desserts. Explore charming streets, churches, and French schools, each holding a piece of Pondicherry's rich history.
Lunch Break: Savor a delightful lunch at a local restaurant in Pondicherry, where you can sample regional cuisine and enjoy a moment of relaxation (lunch cost not included).
Additional Sightseeing (Optional): You have the option to explore additional attractions in Pondicherry based on your interests. This may include beaches, monuments, or other cultural landmarks.
Return to Trichy: After a day filled with exploration, bid adieu to Pondicherry and embark on the journey back to Trichy.
Drop Off at Your Hotel (7:00 PM): Arrive back in Trichy and conclude your day tour with a drop-off at your hotel. Reflect on the elegance of Pondicherry's French legacy and the spiritual marvels of Auroville, carrying cherished memories of your day's discoveries.