Experience the popular getaway in close proximity of Chennai, known for its picturesque beauty, heritage and culture on this guided tour of Pondicherry. A hassle-free tour with hotel pick up and drop with a guide. Witness the perfect blend of Indian and French architecture and culture. Visit churches, ashrams and beaches of the town.
per group (up to 3)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation
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What's not included
- All transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle.
- Driver and fuel charges.
- All toll and parking charges.
- Service of a knowledgeable guide.
- Snacks at a local restaurant.
- Water bottle.
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
- Entry/Admission - The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
- Entry/Admission - Immaculate Conception Cathedral
- Entry/Admission - Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
- Entry/Admission - Sri Aurobindo Ashram
- Entry/Admission - Auroville
- Entry/Admission - Pondicherry Botanical Gardens
- Entry/Admission - Paradise Beach
- Departure details
- Traveller pickup is offered.
- Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 189829P21
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for travellers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travellers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travellers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
- Which attractions will I visit with Pondicherry Guided Tour from Chennai in a Private Car?
- How much is Pondicherry Guided Tour from Chennai in a Private Car?
- Pondicherry Guided Tour from Chennai in a Private Car price starts from ₹ 11,820.98. Discover and book Pondicherry Guided Tour from Chennai in a Private Car on Tripadvisor
- What is the Pondicherry Guided Tour from Chennai in a Private Car cancellation policy?
- Pondicherry Guided Tour from Chennai in a Private Car cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Pondicherry Guided Tour from Chennai in a Private Car on Tripadvisor
- Which company provides Pondicherry Guided Tour from Chennai in a Private Car?
- Pondicherry Guided Tour from Chennai in a Private Car is hosted by Trodly. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Trodly on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Pondicherry Guided Tour from Chennai in a Private Car on Tripadvisor
- If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 189829P21
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- You'll get picked upSee departure details
- 1The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of JesusStop: 30 minutes - Admission excludedSee details
- 2Immaculate Conception CathedralStop: 30 minutes - Admission excludedSee details
- 3Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar TempleStop: 30 minutes - Admission excludedSee details
- 4Sri Aurobindo AshramStop: 1 minute - Admission excludedSee details
- 5AurovilleStop: 2 hours - Admission excludedSee details
- 6Pondicherry Botanical GardensStop: 60 minutes - Admission excludedSee details
- 7Paradise BeachStop: 30 minutes - Admission excludedSee details
- You'll return to the starting point
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For ladies either they sould wear saree or wear dhoti above the chudidhar pant.... 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