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Puducherry (Pondicherry)


What :

Puducherry (Pondicherry) is a small, former French colonial town in Southern India. French architecture still lines the shady streets and canals of this seaside city that has become an increasingly popular destination for travelers since The Life of Pi was filmed here.

The French left nearly a century ago, but the colonial heritage of Puducherry draws many guests on luxury tours of India to delight in sleepy blend of Eastern and Western cultures unique to the region. The flavors of France are still palpable in the local boutique shops, quiet parks, and splendid wine and food pairings.

The four beaches (Paradise, Auroville, Serenity and Promenade) easily accessed from the city are splendidly pristine, perfect for casual strolls at dusk, and free of the usual hustle and bustle of beach destinations like Goa.

The Sri Aurobindo Ashram of international fame is also located here. The ashram draws a mix of spiritual visitors and creative types who help reinforce the bohemian atmosphere of Puducherry.

When :

Warm year round, the monsoons in July and August offer respite from the heat and easy booking for travelers extending their India tours to the South of the country.

The high season for Puducherry is October through February, and travelers should make advance plans if they choose to visit this bohemian-chic destination during this time frame.

Where :

The administrative seat of a small Indian state sharing the same name, Puducherry township sits on the shore of the Bay of Bengal beside the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

The city is easily reached by private car from Chennai International Airport in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu.

Who :

Offering an almost shocking mix of cultures, the bohemian atmosphere, quiet parks and gardens, lovely beach strolls, and wonderful French influenced restaurants offer a unique experience in Southern India that has led the area’s star to shine in the travel scene. Travelers come for the mix of serenity and artistic panache that gives the locale its unique flavor, and leave with lasting memories of one of the most unique places in Southern India.

Appropriate Attire :

Puducherry is a cultural melting pot that draws guests of all stripes. Western wear is perfectly acceptable, but if your day plans bring you to any holy sites, it’s best to cover your shoulders, arms, and legs as a sign of modesty.

Guest Reviews about Puducherry (Pondicherry) Tour :

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  Irina Lukovskaia - Brustman
March - April 2013
We are back from our amazing voyage to India and I would like to Thank You for facilitating such a fabulous journey for us.
Everything was perfect and completely exceeded our expectations.
I also appreciate your patience and advice regarding traveling with the driver, as to your point train experience would not be as explicit and personable.
All opulent level hotels were stunning……..
Monuments: Simply fantastic - we were blown away…….
Driver - Excellent - kept us safe and sound - what an experience to be on the roads there……
Guides - All very nice
We are very pleased and are considering another trip to the southern part.
I am very happy to come across your company simply by chance and will be contacting you again when the time comes for the next trip. By the way, could you please let me know what other countries do you cover? REFERENCE AVAILABLE. INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
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  Debbie and John Kilmer
January 2013
John and I will always remember our trip. Before we went I had not the least bit of understanding about India. Now I feel that I have a foundation that will allow me to continue to learn and think about this complex and important place. We are grateful for the care and attention that went into the arrangements at each stop along the way. The kindness and patience of your employees and the local guides and drivers as we explored and asked innumerable questions was much appreciated. We were impressed with the knowledge and insight of our guides, especially the guides in Agra, in Udaipur and in Orcha. They were superb. Our driver in Khajuraho and Orcha was extremely thoughtful and reassuring. I am certain that you are aware that our driver through Rajasthan is a treasure. He is extraordinarily skillful and very fine company. Our travel facilitators were very helpful, especially in Agra and in Delhi. Our hotels were comfortable.
We are glad that we found Easy Tours and are grateful for your guidance in planning our itinerary as well as for making the arrangements that made this memorable experience possible. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.  INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
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