East Coast Road-trip to Pondicherry!

A fun, relaxed vacation in the coastal town

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Starts at
15499 per person

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Package Cost

₹ 15499 per person

Additional Details


  • Bring a friend and get 1000 rupees off.

Inclusions:

  • Transport (Chennai airport to Chennai airport in privately hired AC vehicle)
  • Breakfast (4 no.)
  • Stay on sharing basis in Airbnb
  • Entrance tickets
  • Heritage Walk tour
  • Farm tour
  • Ferry ride to Paradise Beach

Exclusions:

  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.
We propose to you, our East Coast Road trip, to Pondicherry!
 
Come join us for an epic road trip down South, explore the by-lanes of Pondicherry, trek up the Gingee Fort and go soaking the awesomeness of Auroville! Let's go understand its culture and history on a Heritage walk tour and permaculture on a Farm tour. Let's go explore the cafes and bakeries and walk by the beaches!

Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive in Chennai no later than 1230 pm. Our trip will start from the airport itself. Bring your road-trip games on already as we set on this beautiful road-trip down the East Coast Road to Pondicherry. At places, we shall see the sea on our left and the backwaters on our right! Oh, it will be a fine road-trip! We shall be stopping by Mahabalipuram en route, gaze at the architectural wonders of these temples located right by the sea! We'll continue onwards to Pondicherry, and check-in at our property. Later, we shall set out on foot to walk by the Promenade beach, sit by some cafes, and take in the sea vibes of Pondicherry!

Day 2: One of the reasons Pondicherry is famous - Churches! On the eve of Christmas, one can enjoy the mass in English, Tamil and Hindi in different churches here. We shall be visiting some of these churches, pay our respects and head out further. Later, we shall be moving to the Auroville! We'll be going to the famous viewing point of Matri Mandir, understand about the culture at Auroville, and working out a surprise for ourselves! In the evening, we shall go for a Heritage walk tour in the streets of Pondicherry to understand how different hands exchanged the rule over Pondicherry and the impact it has left behind. Later, we shall dress up to go pubbing/clubbing in a nice place in Pondi (optional).
 
Day 3: It'll be time for some adventure! We shall go to some awesome offbeat places today! A road-trip deeper into Tamil Nadu from Pondicherry...to Gingee! Did you know Gingee Fort was called "Troy of the East" was the British, and it was ruled over by Cholas, Marathas, British and French! The views atop this fort are amazing! We will have fun exploring the fort, playing our own games! On our return journey, we shall be stopping by the Fossils Wood Park, which houses oldest natural fossils on Earth! Once back, we shall relax a while before going out to explore the street food in Pondicherry!
 
Day 4: We will be going for a farm tour today, to understand more about permaculture. Most of the day remains with you to explore it at your own pace and interests. We can play some games and explore Pondicherry in a different way! Towards the evening, we shall get on board a ferry to go visit the Paradise Beach.
 
Day 5: An early morning road-trip back to Chennai. We shall be stopping by the Crocodile Bank on our way, a reptile zoo and herpetology research station. We shall depart then with many a memories and new friendships from this interesting laid-back coastal town of Pondicherry. You can book your return flights 4pm onwards.

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If you are looking for a slow, relaxed, fun trip to explore Pondicherry, this trip is for you! We will have good time to explore the culture of Auroville, we shall be understanding the Permaculture, we shall go for the heritage walk tour making it a very unique and experiential trip for us!

Our travel philosophy: "We travel to see the world and not just for the world to see us". If you share similar thoughts, welcome on board!

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We totally understand that unforeseen circumstances might need you to change plans, and so our cancellation policy makes it easier to do that.
  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trip — full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trip — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trip — no refund.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond the control of the host, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled, or there could be change in the itinerary. In such cases, the host will try their best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation or rescheduling of event) to you. However no refund will be provided for the same.

In case the trip is cancelled by the host for lack of minimum number of people in the batch, you will get a full refund.

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