About Pondicherry
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 tourists.

Detailed Itinerary of Pondicherry Tour
Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 01: Arrive-Chennai
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 Mahabalipuram.

Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 03: Mahabalipuram - Tiruvanamalai Tour
Drive to Tiruvanamalai. Visit Arunachala. Stay at Hotel Ramakrishna.

Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 04: Tiruvanamalai Tour
Full day at Arunachala. Stay at Hotel Ramakrishna. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 05 : Tiruvanamalai - Pondicherry Tour (132 kms)
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: Pondicherry Tour
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 Hotel.

Peaceful Pondicherry Tour :: Day 10: Thanjavur Tour
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 overnight.

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: Cochin Departure
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.

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