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Sita Cultural Center

22 Candappa Mudaliyar Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 413 420 0718
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Pondicherry City Bike Tour with Breakfast
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Indian Cooking Class in Pondicherry
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US$ 7.50*
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Traditional Kolam Class in Pondicherry
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NON INDIAN TOURISTS Sita Cultural centre welcomes you in Pondicherry to discover Indian and western traditions. We're glad to offer you various activities: Yoga and dance, Pondy Cycle Tour, Indian cooking class, Kolam and Mehendi, Tamil classes, Pilates, massages… Our teachers are mostly Indian, and are able to give class in French or in English. Come, discover and practice Arts! INDIAN TOURISTS Sita Cultural centre welcomes you in Pondicherry to discover Indian and western traditions. If you’re here for a short stay, we have a large range of activities available: our best seller, the Pondy Cycle Tour is made for you. For information on the dedicated TripAdvisor page of the PCT. Also you can have a Cheese cooking class: an experience of the occidental cheese making methods, with a French professional. We offer western massages too: Thai and foot reflexology. Our teachers are both Indian and French, they would be able to give class in English. Come, discover and practice Arts!
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22 Candappa Mudaliyar Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 413 420 0718
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The cycle tour is a must do to thing in Pondicherry . It will give you a good knowledge about the city in just 2 hours . The breakfast served by them is also good with option of French or Indian breakfast . Manisha is...More

Thank Jyoti2201
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience! Learned how to cook panner butter masala, sambar, indian breads and kheer. We chose to cook veg. recipes, but you can choose non veg. dishes as well...

Thank Vojtech F
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Brilliant, early start so the traffic was light and the air was cooler. Great guide and a very informative tour. This was followed by a lovely breakfast as part of the deal. Really recommend it.

Thank Polly-Jeffcoat
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I had a excellent, informative ans very friendly morning, where I gained a a lot of context and answers to questions I had built up through my preceding few days ambling around town. I highly recommend this. Everyone at Sita is lovely and the breakfast...More

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Went on the early morning cycle tour. Lovely to see the city gradually getting busy as we cycled round it. Our tour guide was excellent, explaining where we would be going so we could look out for things as we went. Stopped at various places...More

Thank Issy159
Sita P, Propriétaire at Sita Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear Issy, glad you enjoyed it! that's why we organize it in the early morning: to see the city waking up and enjoy some 'fresh' moment in warm Pondy! cheers

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We booked for two activities here - Ayurvedic massage and the cycle tour. 1. Ayurvedic massage - the experience was good but over priced. We were charged 1200 for a full body massage ( one hour ) and there was nothing fancy about the experience...More

Thank Arthy N
Sita P, Propriétaire at Sita Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Arthy, we are happy that your overal stay at Sita cultural centre and in Pondicherry in general was pleasant! We just want to note that being a non-for-profit organization we don't mean to overprice our activities and we try our best to offer a...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We had this cooking class with Manisha who was really lovely and engaging, smiling all the time. We picked which dishes we wanted to cook and proceeded to the fish & veg market to get all our ingredients. We chose fish curry, sag paneer, sambal...More

Thank Tara W
Sita P, Gérant at Sita Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Dear Tara, It was a pleasure to host you for our cooking class! I will pass the message to Manisha for all the lovely compliments you made. We wish you great Indian dinners with friends and relatives, Happy spicy life Fleur

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Beautiful place and wonderful folks! Cycle tour is a must-do if you're coming for the first time to Pondicherry!

Thank 770jayeshb
Reviewed 21 March 2017

During our stay in Puducherry we booked a few classes in Sita (Lonely Planet led us there) - and what to say, it was easily the best experience I had in my third trip to India. We even prolonged our stay in Puducherry to attend...More

Thank alisahemmrich
Sita P, Gérant at Sita Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Thank you so much Alisahemmrich for your feedback ! We are very glad to see that you have enjoyed your trip and your classes in Sita. It will be a pleasure to see you again ! Good continuation.

Reviewed 11 February 2017

We spent a great morning with Manisha learning a variety of dishes. First agree what to cook (veggie for us but there were many options). Second a visit to a fantastic market to buy the ingredients. Cook then eat the results. Great fun and we...More

Thank Fireman_Port
Sita P, Responsable relations publiques at Sita Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

We were very happy to welcome you in Sita and hope your stay in Pondicherry was wonderful ! Thank you for your comments and support !

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claudine c
8 November 2015|
Response from Sita P | Property representative |
Hi Claudine! We would like to apologize for the really long delay but we didn't see your comment. To answer your questions, we have courses for Abhyanga Ayurvedic massages taught by Fleur who has been given them for 5... More
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