Discover Pondicherry

- A Secret Retreats journey -
4 days / 3 nights
from 610 USD /person



From Kashmiri origin, based in Delhi and owner of Neeleshwar Hermitage in Kerala, Altaf travels extensively and all the time around India, he knows the country like the back of his hand, and with his team, they have prepared several short itineraries to discover several key destinations in India: here Pondicherry.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • The French Quarter of Pondicherry
  • Auroville: new age metropolis

Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas and chic boutiques. A seaside promenade runs along the Bay of Bengal and passes several statues, including a 4m-high Gandhi Memorial. This journey offers you to discover the essence of the city in 4 days.


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Your Journey Day by Day

4 days / 3 nights from 610 USD /person

based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room


Day 1 : Chennai Airport – Pondicherry (-/-/-)
Arrival at Chennai airport. After completing the formalities and collection of your baggage, proceed towards the arrival hall, your guide will welcome you and straight drive to Pondicherry (about 4hrs). Check in and relax for the rest of the day. No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Grand Hotel d’Europe (Standard Room)
Day 2 : Pondicherry (B/-/-)
This morning, enjoy your breakfast, and you can go for a walk around at leisure. Later after lunch, we will take you on a visit to Auroville, an experimental township in Viluppuram district near Pondicherry (10 Kms), whose stated purpose is to realize human unity in diversity. It is a popular tourist destination and has been described as a "New Age metropolis conceived as an alternative exercise in ecological and spiritual living. Back to the old town and the rest of the day is yours. No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Grand Hotel d’Europe (Standard Room)
Day 3 : Pondicherry (B/-/-)
This morning after breakfast, we head for exploring the city of Pondicherry which includes the visit to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, located on Rue de la Marine. The Ashram was founded by Sri Aurobindo Ghose in 1926 Sri Aurobindo, the poet philosopher founded the Ashram to help man reach the zenith of his evolution through spiritual exercises and yoga, combined with physical activity and productive work. The rest of the day is at leisure or explore the city on your own. No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Grand Hotel d’Europe (Standard Room)
Day 4 : Pondicherry – Chennai Airport (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to Chennai airport (4hrs drive) for departure to your next destination.

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Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

Discover Pondicherry

4 days / 3 nights
from 610 USD /person

based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room


The total price includes:
Accommodation for 3 nights
Breakfasts are the only meals included in the program
All transfer services between airport and the hotel and for excursions, using air-conditioned vehicle (Innova).
English speaking guide for sight-seeing
One time entrance fees for all the monuments at each place as per the program
All activities and visits mentioned in the program (Day 2 and 3)
All Taxes

The total price does no include:
International and Domestic flights to and from Chennai
Visa to India
Extra activities and meals not mentioned in the program
Travel insurance

This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Altaf and Discover Journeys (License #1905241HD888)


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