from/per person Rs 6,900
  • 1 day
  • Pick-up
  • Drop-off


The French heritage & spirituality trail to Pondicherry is a day trip from Chennai organized in a private car or Royal Enfield motorcycle. The highlights include a visit to Aurobindo Ashram, which is dedicated to Sri Aurobindo Ghosh the philosopher and revolutionary, French heritage walk followed by French lunch, the lovely esplanade beside the Bay of Bengal, visit to a unique handmade paper factory and Auroville the global village.
This is an all-inclusive trip where we take care of transport, breakfast & lunch, activities and the services of a full-time tour guide.
Tour Itinerary:
Our tour guide will meet and pick you up. We head towards Pondicherry, located 150 KM away. We will stop on the way for breakfast and reach our destination by 10am.
Sri Aurobindo Ghosh is arguably the most famous citizen of Pondicherry. The tour begins with a visit to his memorial at the Aurobindo Ashram. Guests will get a brief experience of his life and times as well as his philosophy and revolutionary ideas. The memorial also has a section on Sri Aurobindo’s famous disciple Mirra Alfassa. It is the perfect place for meditation.
A French heritage walk is organized through the heart of the city where one can see glimpses of exquisite French style of architecture. This heritage walk will help you appreciate the French connection with Pondicherry.
We will also visit the Intach Heritage center which is helping restore the French legacy structures of Pondicherry.
A walk through the famous promenade of Pondicherry facing the lovely Bay of Bengal follows this.
Lunch is organized in an authentic French cuisine restaurant.
We visit a unique factory which makes hand made paper. Sri Aurobindo Paper Factory started 50 years ago and makes paper from 100% cotton rag pulp. In this visit guests will experience how the paper is produced from cotton rags and then processed with techniques like silk screen printing and marbling.
Post lunch we travel to Auroville, the radical concept of a global village where thousands of people from across the world have given up their nationalities and are living as global citizens.
Auroville was conceived with the vision that- “There should be a somewhere on earth, a place which no nation could claim as its own, where all human beings of goodwill who have a sincere aspiration could live freely as citizens of the world and obey one single authority, that of the supreme truth; a place of peace, concord and harmony…”.
Guests will also get to see the various ways in which its citizens practice sustainable way of life.
Matri Mandir is a giant dome for silent meditation. Guests can see it from outside on a day visit. Note permission for meditating inside has to be taken one day in advance in person.
The journey back to Chennai would take around 3 hrs. The tour ends after we drop you back in Chennai.


Tour includes
Transport- Car or Motorcycles as chosen
Services of a tour guide
Breakfast & Lunch
Mentioned activities & experiences


Any personal expenses


Visit to Aurobindo Ashram,
French heritage walk followed by French lunch,
The lovely esplanade beside the Bay of Bengal,
Visit to a unique handmade paper factory and Auroville the global village.

Additional Information

• Some tours require your original passport/ID Proof, we have mentioned this information in the important notes so please ensure that you read the important information, Tripxoxo will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory.
• Tripxoxo reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.
• No refund for partly utilized services.
• Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (traffic conditions, vehicle breakdowns, delay by other guests, weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, Tripxoxo will provide alternate options if possible.
• Seating arrangement are done as per the availability & it is decided by Driver or Tour Guide.
• If in any case the guest does not show up on time and our vehicle departs from the pickup location then Tripxoxo will not arrange for alternative transfer & no refund is provided for the missed tour.

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