The Best of Pondicherry: A Private Sightseeing Tour

Pondicherry, India
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Discover the essence of Pondicherry with "The Best of Pondicherry" private sightseeing tour. Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the city with a guided walk through the charming French Quarter. Witness the breathtaking architecture of the Matrimandir in Auroville, and marvel at the spiritual significance it holds. Visit the iconic landmarks of Pondicherry like Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, and the Promenade Beach, all in one tour. Experience the blend of French and Indian culture in Pondicherry with our expert guides.


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Pass By: Pondicherry, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

Pick up from your hotel for guided sightseeing and walking tour of French Colony.

Stop At: La Boutique D'Auroville, 38 Jawaharlal Nehru Street, Pondicherry 605001 India

Aurovil - an experimental community in southern India. It was founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa as a town where people from all over the world could live in harmony. Its focal point is the Matrimandir, a futuristic, spherical temple covered in gold discs. Auroville Botanical Gardens protects the region’s tropical dry evergreen forest. Auroville Beach is a long sandy stretch with gentle surf.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Rue de la Marine, Pondicherry India

Sri Aurobindo - established in 1926 by Shree Aurobindo and 'The Mother'. Together they explored the possibilities of yoga and meditation as a path to salvation. At the ashram, residents continue to practice their teachings.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pondicherry Museum, Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605001 India

Pondicherry Museum - an art and history museum especially noted for its collection of fine lost wax bronzes form the period of the Chola Empire. The Museum's collection includes 81 Chola bronze sculptures, ranking as one of the largest collections of Chola bronzes

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: French War Memorial, Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry 605001 India

French Colonies - this outpost eventually became the chief French settlement in India. Pondicherry, Mahe, Yanam, Karaikal and Chandernagar remained a part of French India until 1954. The independence of India in 1947 gave impetus to the union of France's Indian possessions with former British India.

Pondicherry has some of the finest examples of old French culture with a hint of Tamil influence in its visual aesthetics. In this tour, you will catch sight of some of the unique and old infrastructures. Observe and get inspired by the architectural beauty of the French part of the town. Customize your walk with your guide to cover the visit of French consulate, French Institute, Raj Nivas, Bharati Park (Aayi Monument), Government Square, Beaches, Monuments, Churches, French schools.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Pondicherry, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

After sightseeing drop off to your hotel.


  • Private air-conditioned vehicle from picks up till drop off to your hotel.
  • English-speaking private tour guide.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water in vehicle.
  • Government taxes.
  • Entry/Admission - Pondicherry Museum
  • Entry/Admission - La Boutique D'Auroville
  • Entry/Admission - Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • Entry/Admission - French War Memorial


  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

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