The History of Pondicherry
Legendary associations trace the origin of this city to
Rishi Agastya, the revered sage of the south. And
excavations near Pondicherry reveal that a Roman settlement
existed here 2000 years ago. Pondicherry has been the
theatre of many battles in the wars between the British and
the French, and was the capital of French India before it
attained independence in 1954. Pondicherry is famous as a
centre chosen by late Sri Aurobindo, revolutionary turned
saint, who built his Ashram, which draws huge crowd of
Itinerary of Pondicherry Tour
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 01:
Arrival at Chennai you are greeted on arrival at the Cochin
International Airport by the Virtual Tours Representative
and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 02:
Chennai – Mahabalipuram Travel
Drive to Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram back. Enroute to Visit
Thiruverkadu / Mangadu: Sri Sakthi Temples. Visit Sri
Ekambareshwar Temple, Sri Kailashnath Temple, Sri
Kamatchiamman temple (Sakthi Temple)Ulagalanda Perumal
Temple & Sri Varadharaja Swamy temple at Kanchipuram PM:
Visit Shoretemple, Five Rathas, Arjuna Dhabas etc at
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 03:
Mahabalipuram - Tiruvanamalai Tour
Drive to Tiruvanamalai. Visit Arunachala. Stay at Hotel
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 04:
Full day at Arunachala. Stay at Hotel Ramakrishna. Overnight
stay at Hotel.
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 05 :
Tiruvanamalai - Pondicherry Tour
Morning drive to Pondicherry. On arrival check in to hotel.
After refreshment go to visit Aurobindo. After visit come
back to hotel for night stay. Overnight at Hotel.
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 06:
Day is free at Aurobindo ashram for spiritual activities
like Yoga. Stay Overnight.
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 07:
Pondicherry - Chidambaram Travel
Drive to Chidambaram. Arrive & check in hotel. Visit
Chidambaram Sri Nataraja & Sri Vishnu Temple Then Drive to
Vaitheeswaran Temple ( One of nine Temples of Navagraha)
Visit Angaraha Temple (Mars) Then drive to Thiruvengadu
(Buddha/Mercury) Temple Kilperumpallam Temple (Kethu) Temple
then drive back to Chidambaram.
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 08:
Chidambaram - Kumbhakonam Visit
Drive to Thirunallaru ( Sani or Saturn) Temple, enroute
Thirukadaiyur Sakthi Sri Abhirami Temple (Famous for 60th &
80th Birth day celebrations) (Optional) Then Drive to
Alangudi(Guru/Jupiter) Temple then drive to Kumbhakonam
Visit Thirunageshwaram Sri Nageshwara Temple(Raaghu), Sri
Uppiliappan Temple, Sri Sarangapani Temple & Sri Chakrapani
Temple O/N at Kumbhakonam (Sterling Swamimalai/Kumbhakonam)
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 09:
Kumbhakonam – Thanjavur
Drive to Thingalur (Moon) Temple, Suryanar(Sun)Temple &
chanur(Sukra/Venus) Temple Evening Drive to Tanjore Visit
Big Temple, Museum & Sri Rajarajeshwar Temple Overnight at
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 10:
Morning: Sight seeing of Tanjore Visit: Bigtemple(Sri
Prahadeeshwara Temple),Museum,ArtGallery, Sri Mariamman
Temple(Sakthi Temple) After Lunch Drive to : Trichy Visit
Rockfort, Sri Ganesha Temple,Srirangam Sri Ranganatha
Temple& Samayapuram Mariamman Temple : Overnight Hotel.
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 11:
Thanjavur – Madurai Tour
Morning: Drive to Madurai : Full Day S/S of Madurai Visit:
Alagarkoil & Pazhamudhirsolai Sri Murugan Temples After
Lunch:16.00: Visit Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, Evening Visit
to Thiruparankundrum Sri Murugan Temple Overnight at Hotel.
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 12:Madurai
– Rameshwaram – Madurai
Day Return to Rameshwaram & Back Sri Ramanatha Swamy Temple,
Dhanushkoti & have Holy bath in 21 wells (it is believed
that all the Holy rivers are gathered there).
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 13:
Madurai - Matha Amrutanada Ashram
Morning day free. Afternoon take a train to Kayamkulam. Stay
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 14:
Matha Amrutanada Ashram
Arrive Amritapuri at 01 am & transfer to Amritapuri Ashram.
Full day at Ashram. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 15:
Matha Amrutanada Ashram to Cochin
Full day at Ashram. Late evening drive to Cochin. Arrive
Cochin and check in hotel. Stay overnight at Cochin.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 16:
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Delhi or Drive to
Thrissur for Ayurveda.
Touristic Places in Pondicherry :
Attractions at Pondicherry : Sri
Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum, Sacred Heart Church,
Bharathi and Bharathidasan Memorial Museums.
Best Season : July to September and February to March.
Excursions from Pondicherry:
Pondicherry Beach, Auroville, Chidamabaram
Festive Fun of Pondicherry
: Masi Mangam (February- March), Fete de Pondicherry on Aug
15-17th, Fire Walking Festival.