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  • Nicholas Lua
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knowledgeable tour guide and professional driver, making our experience of South India meaningful and fun. We had a terrific time!
    Written 29 March 2024
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  • Valavanur Natar... K
    Chennai (Madras), India1,266 contributions
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    Firstly I must apologise for not writing much about Pondichery, an union territory of India and an old French colony of the past that's about cool three and half hours drive through a scenic coastel route called ECR that lies to South of Chennai .It could also be reached through the grand southern trunk road and taking the 4 lane express way branching of to pondicherry at the entry of Tindivanam Flyover .

    Pondicherry has always held a great charm for travellers far and wide be it for it's colonial type of buildings ,fantastic fusion of French and Indian cuisines and Spiritual awakening, thanks to the presence of Aurobindho Ashram and It's Auroville township the holds the World famous Matri Mandir in it's centre .

    So, friends across the globe if you are looking for a great travel experience and more so if you have become a seeker to know who you are ,plan well and pack up you bags and head to India and Pondichery
    Preferably during the cool.months between November to february with advance booking scouring through reknown travel portals like Trip Adviser .

    Trust me A new world awaits you with rare gems for a wanderlust traveller.

    I also speak of a Trip to Thiruvannamalai or Arunachala hill, that just a few hours drive from Pondichery ,that hold a great spiritual awakening experience in the famous Ramana Ashram ,where one will be initiated to start a new journey inward with a quest " Whom am I "

    Now coming back to Pondicery and it's tranquil beach abuting the blue ocean called Bay of Bengal and let me take you to what's in store .

    Taka a walk or cycle
    through well laid out
    symmetrically parallel
    Streets that leads to to
    the beautiful promanade, that holds several Colonial Heritage buildings each with its own Individual character
    of its erstwhile French
    residents in its ancient Colonial history. The tree lined streets with bright pastal colours and hues of various facades will surely mesmerise you.

    A trip to the Aurobindo Ashram that was created way back in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo and his spiritual buddy The Mother (Mirra Alfassa)
    is a must for any traveller .Its a community center for integral yoga and meditative practices and located within the heart of Pondicherry. The serene meditation halls, its luscious gardens will let you wander in real peace .

    The next thing you want to do is to take a stroll on the promenade in thecevening and take in it's enchanting beach and view of the clear blue ocean with aroma of great food wafting through your nostrils of great French food being slow cooked in eateries of high standard on the promenade.

    The French Cuisine served in French cafes on every corner with views of their pastries is sure to lure you like a powerful magnets with their crepes and baguettes ,off from the streets. Beware of death by chocolate. If it's not that then their cakes will .Caution through Moderation is advised.
    A day visit to Auroville about 8km away from the city center is a must. Trust me its another world created in 1968 by Shri Aurobindo the spiritual leader in the company of Mother and huge community of his devoted disciples from across the globe and is another world by itself . It was designed by famous architect Roger Anger for people from different walks of life to live together adopting values of sustainable living and unity.

    The Matrimandir is the most popular place in Auroville. This golden sphere sits at the center of some peaceful gardens. Its an edifice of spiritual significance for practitioners of integral yoga, that was established by the Mother of the Sri Aurobindo ashram and has come to be known as the  Soul of the City or  L'âme de la ville in a large open free space called "Peace."

    For those interested in Hindu temples a visit to Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple many centuries old is an option .

    For History buffs there is Museum full of artifacts that will tell stories of Pondicheries culture and it's French connection in history The museum holds a treasure trove of ancient coins, French colonial furnitures, pottery displays, and many more .

    Last but not the least a visit to it's La Galerie D'Art or Tasmai Art Gallery rhat introduces works through galleries and cultural centers.
    It attempts to connect with the art happenings around India, thereby creating a bridge between Pondicherry and rest of the world through art and culture that easiky understood in deeper senses .
    Now nothing is going to stop you from wanting a make a trio here soon enough .Right?

    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Kishore
    Chennai (Madras), India2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended for anyone interested in exploring tamil nadu hidden gems.our guide was incredibly friendly and accommodating making our journey truly unforgettable
    Written 27 March 2024
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  • Amitayu G
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We as family visited South India Temples through All India Packages. The trip was very well planned with good stay and arrangements. We are really thankful to Saba for 24*7 support. We had a great time at each temple, and we enjoyed a lot through all the trips. The chauffeur Gopi is a real gentle person and very much supportive. We can’t thank him enough for making our trip so memorable. In future We will choose again All India Packages as it is most trustable and value for money.
    Written 6 March 2024
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  • Ajay Sharma
    Mumbai, India58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Devakumar R
    Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was an eye opener. Tour guide Manisha has an in-depth knowledge about Pondy. Wonderfully done. Even for regular visitors (like weekenders) I would suggest this tour
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • MikeFo
    Brighton, UK1,061 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Both our guide and driver were excellent, very informative and listening to our needs and how we wanted the day to go. A good walk around key places in White Town and the obligatory trip out to Auroville. The lunch was was decent for a tour (set menu in a local hotel).
    Written 5 March 2024
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  • Traveller H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely experience with Wonder tours.I booked the tour at last minute.Tour started from Chennai and we visited Pondicherry.After lunch we visited Mahabalipuram.Both places are amazing and our guide Nanda is brilliant.
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • Shekar S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 Senses Tours did an incredible job making our Pondicherry tour Memorable. An air-conditioned car came on time. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He helped us appreciate the french heritage as well as the spritual connection of Pondicherry at Sri Aurobindo ashram. We saw a colourful temple and Auroville was the highlight. It was fascinating to see a live global village in action. Out guide explained the sustainable living practices at Auroville and it was lovely to see that. Very highly recommended
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • margail
    Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding trip. Excellent and safe driver. Great 5 star hotels and food.
    Would highly recommend GETS to organise a private tour
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Deven Chundawat
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an informatic tour with amazing tour guide Mr. Manoj...he has a detailed knowledge of the city's history, culture, architecture, etc. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is/are interested to visit Pondicherry & Auroville.
    Written 20 December 2023
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  • GoPlaces32694521040
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thanks for everything. It was a very experience. From check in till check out, we had a great experience. Quite expensive, but worth it. Thank you.

    Written 23 July 2023
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  • Thailand2005
    Cerritos, CA38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited Tamilnadu for the first time on a private tour. Our Guide Hareesh was excellent in his knowledge as well as understood our needs and adjusted the plans to best utilize the time. Visited many of the historically important and majestic temples.

    Highlight of my personal experience was visiting Ramanijan's home, which is now a small museum in his memory and highlights some of the important events in his life as well as his achievements. More moving for me than visiting any temple.

    The tour company, 5Senses Tours,is well managrd and was very responsive to all our needs during the planning phase as well as the tour.
    Written 4 March 2024
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  • SomiLondon
    Kew, UK194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely way of spending a couple of hours. Great cooking and chat with Manisha, such a lovely lady. Never thought a salad with such basic ingredients could look and taste so good, and as for the prawns in coconut as the main……….
    Written 4 March 2024
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  • Anne G
    Island of Hawaii, HI12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place to enjoy Pondicherry, with very nice people. The cycle tour offers a nice variety of perspectives. The art and craft class is fantastic. A must-visit place.
    Written 17 February 2024
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