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Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai

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Chennai (Madras), India

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Gallic culture and history is alive and well in the old French colony of Pondicherry, a short day trip from Chennai. With this day tour, you'll not only get to walk through the historic old city, but you'll also get to visit Auroville, a gargantuan international community that has been bringing generations of people from around the world to live together in harmony since it was founded in the 1960s.
  • Visit Pondicherry and Auroville with this day trip from Chennai
  • A local guide will lead the way
  • Round-trip transfers from your Chennai hotel are provided
  • Lunch and entrance fees are included
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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Departure Time

7:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY 5 Senses Walks

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Day trip to Pondicherry from Chennai.

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Pondicherry Tour with 5 Senses
W2306YIbernardf
, Dec 2019
One of three tours we did with 5 Senses, all with the same guide - Kannan. All went very well, with our personal guide and driver, and an included Indian lunch. The Pondicherry trip was gfood in that it got us out of Chennai to see the countryside. Pondicherry is well worth seeing if you're in Chennai, although it is a 3+ hour drive. It's not a spectacular venue, but is interesting enough to make it worthwhile.
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Great experience
Anna K
, Nov 2019
The sights are probably not the most impressive, but Kannan, the guide, made the day truly unforgettable. He provided excellent commentary to the sights and the daily routine of the community, was always very professional and engaging. I was by myself, and never felt bored or left alone, even though there was a great deal of driving on the tour. I appreciated Kannan’s efforts to go beyond just the standard explanation of the sights and including additional stops to the itinerary (a Jain temple, a stop at the sweets shop – before Diwali it’s quite something!). Lunch was delicious and this is not at all surprising in India, what I liked most is that I had a very interesting conversation with Kannan over lunch about food and India in general, this is much less common. I think for Tamil Nadu Kannan is your best choice. I’ve taken quite a few tours in India, and his was one of the best. My experience with the same company Five Senses walks in Kolkata was not as great.
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Great day in Pondicherry
rluchetti
, Nov 2019
Most interesting : the French quarter and Sri Aurobindo ashram. The trip from Madras was a bit too long but our guide Vijay has done its utmost to make it very comfortable , he has been introducing us into the Hindu way of life and helped us to make a small step into Sri Aurobindo (and Mother) spiritual world . It was the second time we met Vijay, certainly to highly recommend.
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