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Guided City Tour in Pondicherry with complimentary refreshments
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Guided City Tour in Pondicherry with complimentary refreshments

By Avatar Tours & Travels
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Ages 3-65, max of 15 per group
Duration: 7–8 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Mineral Water Bottles
  • Tea or Coffee or Juice
  • Entry/Admission - Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • Entry/Admission - Matrimandir
  • Entry/Admission - Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
  • Entry/Admission - Rock Beach
  • Entry/Admission - The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fee if applicable
  • Boat/Ride Activities Tickets
  • Entry into Matrimandir (Subject to Prior day Pre-Booking and Must Have Valid Entry Pass)
  • Entry/Admission - Paradise Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Pondicherry Museum


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Promenade Beach, Puducherry, India
    Gather in front of "Statue of Independance" (Gandhi Statue)
Pickup details
  • We Pick you from your place of stay, Guest Houses on Request
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Pondicherry Airport, India
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 125365P1

      • Minimum 2 Travelers required for this Tour
      • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        Promenade Beach
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • 1
        Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
        Stop: 20 minutes
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      • 2
        Sri Aurobindo Ashram
        Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
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      • 3
        Matrimandir
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
        See details
      • 4
        Paradise Beach
        Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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      • 5
        Pondicherry Museum
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 6
        Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
        Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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      • 7
        Bharati Government Park
        Stop: 20 minutes
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      • 8
        Rock Beach
        Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
        See details
      • 9
        The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
        Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
        See details
      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Avatar Tours & Travels
        30
        Pondicherry, India
        Joined in March 2019
      • 434siddhip
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Pondicherry
        Avatar Tours and Travel orchestrated a truly enchanting journey to Pondicherry. The seamless coordination of logistics, exceptional accommodations, knowledgeable guide, and a genuine commitment to customer satisfaction made this trip an unforgettable adventure. I highly recommend Avatar Tours to anyone seeking a personalized and immersive travel experience.
        Written 22 November 2023
      • Curious07082311731
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mr Mani is a liar, not professional, not proactive.
        My old mother, daughter and myself (all 3 ladies) had been on a trip to Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram and Chennai city from 5th to 10th Nov 2023. I booked my travel with Avatar Tours and Travels by searching online and seeing their reviews. Based on my requirement, Mr. Mani sent me the iternary on WhatsApp. He did not give the hotel details or did not mention other terms and conditions in it. He gave a package of 62000/- for 5 nights, 6 days. He is very good at speaking and convincing. He said I should not worry about anything. He has given the best deal and has covered maximum places. Due to my office work pressure, I did not compare this iternary with other travel agents which was a big mistake from my side. I paid him some advance and did the booking. He gave me the hotel details of only 1 hotel, since I insisted, but he did not provide the hotel details of the 2nd hotel till the last day. Before 1 week of travel he started asking for full payment and said he will provide the Chennai hotel name only after that. I paid him full on first day after reaching Pondicherry. Still he did not give Chennai hotel details. Only after following up on our way to Chennai on the last day, he disclosed the hotel name. In short, this guy Mr. Mani is a big liar, not at all proactive, he does not have professional behaviour, he is not even aware of the timings of when the temples, parks etc open. We had to follow up everyday to get the driver details. He does not have drivers or cars in his fleet. He used his personal car to take us around for the 4 days and hired a driver on daily basis. Also, shamelessly requested me to tell that it’s a friend’s car, in case the police stops us at any checkpoints. On the last 2 days he hired a driver with their tourist permit cars, since we had to go to Chennai. He also said that days tour will be only for 5 to 6 hours. If we use the driver and car for more hours than 6 hours in a day, we will be charged extra. After reaching Pondicherry he asked us to pay Rs. 150/- per day to the driver for his lunch, which he says he forgot to mention earlier. We were made to walk, inspite of knowing that I had my elderly mother with me, just to avoid the parking charges which were actually included in the package. At Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a mail has to be sent 1 week in advance to enter the dome, but this guy did not give the mail id till last day and we could not enter the dome. Only breakfast and hotel stay was included. Ideally even dinner is provided in the package. Overall I was not happy with his attitude towards the customers and I am at loss of almost Rs. 25000/-, which I had to bear.😒 I gave honest review about Mr. Mani's travel services and he knows it very well what I have mentioned is all correct. He could not digest it and instead of trying to improve his services, he has sent me this message given below. He does not have manners to talk to a lady. See how professional he is and what mentality he has.. "I never ever seen a third rated person like you.. R u really educated? Pitty on you... Third rate attitude. Why don't you reveal your real identity while giving the reviews? Tomorrow I will upload all the proofs along with your photographs..."
        Written 15 November 2023
      • doctor73
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A guided tour worth your buck
        We had an excellent time with Mani in his comfortable car. A detailed perspective of the city with a bit of history splashed in. Took us to all the important landmarks and had the best local food and coffee with him. Lovely interactive conversations make you feel you are with a local friend in Pondicherry rather a tour guide. I wish Mani all the best for a great business growth.
        Written 30 October 2023
      • hirschbru
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The best!
        Mr Mani made it a truly enjoyable and memorable experience for us to visit the sights in Pondicherry! His knowledge of the place is unparalleled and his warmth, cheerfulness and kindness really add the all-important personal touch. Very highly recommended!
        Written 19 April 2023
      • Preksha S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mr Mani conducted a 18day tour for my parents and daughter of seven year old , the tour started from Pondicherry & ended in Kera
        It was an absolutely long trip and with a kid involved there are certain challenges, we are thankful to Mr Mani for making sure the trip was a comfortable one inspite of few shortcomings in between which is very normal during long tours . My daughter loves the beach so the highlight for her way how wonderfully beaches were incorporated in the itinerary, the house boat in Kerala was also her fav. My parents visited some very old temples with lot of significance and history which they enjoyed. The accommodations provided throughout the tour were clean , comfortable & friendly apart from the one at Rameswaram, the staffs there weren't helpful but when communicated to Mr Mani he made sure everything was taken care . We recommend his services ... Thank you for the memories made ...
        Written 3 February 2023
      • 210bhaskarr
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very pleasant
        It was really good with Avatar tours and travels. The trip was pleasant and we got so much information and tassel free.
        Written 27 December 2022
      • KALACHAKRA
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Avatar Tours and Travels - three cheers to you!
        Very good itinerary for my trip with hotel accommodation and conveyance was arranged by Avatar Tours and Travels, Pondicherry. I highly appreciate the professional services of Avatar Tours and Travels, Pondicherry in dealing with their clients. My Pondicherry, Tiruvannamalai, and Kanchipuram trip was made highly enjoyable and memorable by Mr Manikantan, the proprietor of Avatar Tours and Travels. I thank Mr Manikantan wholeheartedly for adding a personal touch to his professional expertise, and pray to God that he may be blessed abundantly and may his business grow to greater heights. I have no hesitation in recommending Avatar Tours and Travels for your travel needs. Dr Laxminarayana Bhat P +91 9481960195
        Written 14 October 2022
      • Eliiesay
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome
        My experience with Avatar Mani Travels was awesome...from the cab booking to hotel rooms to showing places...was over the top... Our trip started at velagani church(queens inn hotel) very spacious, neatly maintained, friendly staff. Next it was Vandayar hotel.. This hotel had good breakfast options and the temples were mind blowing.... Atmosphere at those temples was so so claming and peaceful . Next we moved to shanbhag hotel... it was so great and thitel was well maintained and food was delicious. Mani - was so helpful and was approachable at all times during the trip... He was very kind to tell every detail of the places he took us around..i look forward to get to go to another trip through mani travels. apologize for the delay in posting the feedback...
        Written 23 September 2022
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      Graham N
      9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020 • Couples
      It is always refreshing to have a guided tour with a guide who combines knowledge and a pleasant personality. Mani our guide had both. His descriptions of the highly complex iconography and history of the hindu religion was enlightening. Fully recommended to people interested in the real India of the past and present.
      Written 21 February 2020
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      Thank you very much for the wonderful review Graham Sir, I am really privileged to have such a wonderful person as my guest! I pray for a Healthy and Happy living both of you!
      Written 5 March 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Ayushi
      1 contribution
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Friends
      We had a horrible experience with this tour. Me and my friend had booked this tour for 13th August but on calling on night of 12th august to confirm the timings for next day, we were told the trip is cancelled since the responsible person is sick. No intimation at all was given from their end, not even a text message. What kind of a service do you guys provide if you cant even inform in advance if trip is cancelled. Plus, he asked us to cancel trip and now we are not getting refund. This is a scam please do not trust this.
      Written 6 September 2023
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      Supriya
      Bengaluru, India6 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022 • Solo
      The guide Mani was knowledgeable about the history of Pondicherry and he painstakingly explained it to me during our visit. I think it is a lot to pack in one day but we made the most of it. The weather was hot, could have been more pleasant in better weather.
      Written 22 March 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Maam, Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope that you enjoyed the trip a lot! Really privileged to have you as our guest! Thanks
      Written 23 March 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Ajay Sharma
      Mumbai, India60 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Family
      utilized the tours service during our family visit to Pondicherry. the cab was at the hotel on time. all the spots in and around pondicherry were covered. Mr mani provided good information about the various locations in pondicherry during the tour. the service is very good and reasonable.

      All in all it was a day well spent. i will definitely recommend to utilize the avatar tours during visit to pondicherry.
      Written 7 February 2024
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      Aditya A
      Mumbai, India5 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      The heat & humidity makes it seem like too much is getting covered in one day but Mr. Mani knows his Pondicherry very well. The car & his perspective make the effort worth one's while. The tour was conducted professionally.
      Written 21 August 2022
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      Madhu Saras
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Family
      Wonderful guided City tour of Pondicherry! Mr. Mani our representative pick us from the mentioned hotel and we enjoyed thoroughly the tour with Mani's explanation about the history of past, and present pondicherry. He also taken us to a very good South Indian Restaurant. Mr. Mani has act as a Guide cum Driver come up along with his good, spacious SUV that we never expected👍. Highly recommended to those who are new to Pondy and explore it in detail.
      Written 21 August 2023
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      Ashwin
      Bengaluru, India1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mani has considerable in depth knowledge about interesting locations in Puducherry. We had a pleasant / comfortable tour and covered most of the planned locations. Still remember the coffee at KBS outlet. Would happily recommend this tour to anyone interested in Puducherry and it's history.
      Written 8 July 2022
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      Jay S
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020
      I was picked up at my hotel on-time. I received a detailed, guided tour of all the main sites in Pondicherry and also Auroville. We visited Serenity Beach as well which was the highlight for me. I would recommend this experience to any first time travelers to Pondicherry.
      Written 21 February 2020
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      Thank you Gentlemen, for taking time to write this beautiful review, hope you enjoyed the trip and looking forward to meet you soon!
      Written 5 March 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      devesh m
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020 • Couples
      Our trip to pondicherry was made even more memorable after we met Mr. Manu from Avtar tours and travels. Ge was more of a friend to us in a distabt land. Great professionalism with a personal touch. He knows how to treat his guests. Thank you for making our trip memorable and special.
      Written 14 February 2020
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      Dear Devesh, My sincere thanks for writing a beautiful review for us! Hope the Ctiy tour was memorable and remarkable one! Expect to meet you again soon!
      Written 5 March 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Gaurika T
      2 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      The person asked us to cancel the booking dur to health reasons and now we are not getting refund
      No one is answering our calls
      This is a Scam
      Written 12 August 2023
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      Hello everyone, don't believe this comment, she has made this comment purposefully. I have informed 2 days ahead of the tour, that i was bedridden, so i couldn't take this tour. After informing, eventhough there was room to cancel in advance, she didn't cancel the tour well in advance and cancelled the tour on the day of travel. I answered her twice, eventhough i had admitted in hospital. This is purely her negligence and nothing fault on our side
      Written 18 August 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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