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Pondicherry

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Pondicherry, officially known as Puducherry, is a unique blend of French colonial heritage and Indian culture. This coastal town in southern India offers a diverse range of experiences, from its serene beaches to its vibrant streets lined with colorful buildings.

Highlights

Here are some highlights of the Pondicherry experience:

1. French Quarter (White Town)
Architecture: Wander through streets adorned with colonial-era villas, chic cafes, and boutiques. The pastel-colored buildings, bougainvillea-draped balconies, and quaint street signs evoke a European charm.

Cafes and Restaurants: Savor a mix of French and Indian cuisine at cozy cafes like Café des Arts and Baker Street. Don't miss out on the freshly baked croissants and aromatic coffee.

 


2. Promenade Beach
Morning Walks: Start your day with a refreshing walk along the Promenade. The soothing sound of waves and the sight of the rising sun create a tranquil atmosphere.


Evening Strolls: In the evening, the Promenade transforms into a lively spot with street vendors, local musicians, and families enjoying the sea breeze.

 


3. Auroville
Universal Township: Visit Auroville, an experimental township aimed at promoting human unity. The community is home to people from over 50 nations.


Matrimandir: The golden globe structure is the centerpiece of Auroville. It's a place for meditation and spiritual solace.

 


4. Serenity Beach
Relaxation: A quiet spot perfect for lounging and sunbathing. The beach is less crowded and offers a peaceful escape.


Surfing: For the adventurous, Serenity Beach is a popular surfing destination with several surf schools offering lessons.

 


5. Heritage Walks
Exploration: Join a guided heritage walk to delve into the history and culture of Pondicherry. These walks often cover significant landmarks and hidden gems of the city.

 


6. Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Spiritual Retreat: Founded by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa (The Mother), the ashram is a center of spiritual practice and learning. Visitors can meditate and explore the various departments dedicated to arts, education, and industry.

 


7. Local Markets
Shopping: Explore local markets like Goubert Market, where you can find fresh produce, spices, and traditional handicrafts. The vibrant atmosphere and friendly vendors add to the charm.


8. Cultural Events
Festivals: Experience the local culture through festivals such as Pongal, Bastille Day, and the annual cultural festival at Auroville. These events showcase a blend of Tamil and French traditions through music, dance, and cuisine.


9. Beaches and Backwaters
Boat Rides: Take a boat ride through the backwaters for a serene experience, witnessing the lush greenery and diverse birdlife.
Water Sports: Engage in activities like kayaking, canoeing, and scuba diving at various beach spots.


10. Art and Craft
Handicrafts: Pondicherry is known for its vibrant arts and crafts scene. Visit the local workshops and galleries to see pottery, handmade paper, and textiles.

    Who should attend?

    Pondicherry appeals to a wide range of travelers, each finding something unique and memorable. Here are some groups of people who should consider visiting Pondicherry:

    1. History and Architecture Enthusiasts
    Colonial Charm: Those interested in history and architecture will appreciate the well-preserved French colonial buildings, historical landmarks, and museums that tell the story of Pondicherry's past.


    2. Beach Lovers
    Coastal Bliss: With its serene beaches like Serenity Beach, Paradise Beach, and the Promenade, Pondicherry is perfect for those who love sun, sand, and sea.


    3. Spiritual Seekers
    Meditation and Yoga: The presence of Auroville and Sri Aurobindo Ashram makes Pondicherry an ideal destination for those looking for spiritual retreats, meditation, and yoga practices.


    4. Art and Culture Aficionados
    Vibrant Arts Scene: Pondicherry's rich cultural heritage, local arts and crafts, and various cultural festivals offer a deep dive into both Tamil and French influences.


    5. Foodies
    Culinary Delights: Food enthusiasts will enjoy the blend of French and Indian cuisine available in numerous cafes and restaurants. From fresh seafood to delicate pastries, there's something for every palate.


    6. Adventure and Water Sports Enthusiasts
    Thrilling Activities: For the adventurous, Pondicherry offers surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, and other water sports at its beaches and backwaters.


    7. Photographers and Nature Lovers
    Scenic Beauty: The picturesque landscapes, vibrant streets, and beautiful beaches provide ample opportunities for photography and nature appreciation.

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      Depart from Bangalore at 10 pm from Koramangala (Nexus Mall). Overnight journey to Pondicherry. 

      Paradise beach Promenade beach

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      Morning arrival at Pondicherry, visit Paradise beach for water activities and breakfast. Check-in hotel after lunch. Evening visit Rock/Promenade beach. Overnight stay at Pondicherry.

      Note: 1) Water activities at Sandunes Resort, Paradise beach. (Extra charges for Entry fees, water activities etc).

      2) Vehicles will be parked 1 km away from Rock/Promenade beach and you need to explore with a walk for about 2 kms in the evening. 

      Aurobindo Ashram Ganesh temple Matrimandir

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      Check-out at 8 AM and have your breakfast at A2B. Get ready to explore the famous French Town with a visit to Aurobindo Ashram by 10 AM (note this Ashram gets closed by 11 AM), later visit Ganesh temple and proceed towards Matrimandir (Auroville). Explore Matrimandir (entry inside the meditation hall is restricted), Museum, Garden of Music etc. After lunch at Cafe near Matrimandir, start your journey towards Bangalore by 3 PM. Arrive at Bengaluru by 11 PM. Tour ends.

      Note: Charges will be extra, if the tour exceeds beyond scheduled time and inclusion of any other sightseeing to be paid to driver on the spot. It is advisable to take a shuttle service to Matri Mandir and Garden of Music, tickets will be available at the reception at an additional cost.

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      Welcome to Tripnaari, your exclusive gateway to women-centered travel adventures. We are dedicated to crafting unique experiences for women from every sphere of life, including housewives, professionals, students, and grandmothers. Our vision goes beyond travel; we aim to create a community where diversity in age, ethnicity, race, and economic status dissolves into shared joy and exploration. Tripnaari offers a variety of travel services, including group tours, customized journeys, and weekend getaways, all designed to be kid-friendly for adventures with your little ones. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming space for every woman, fostering moments of happiness and connection. Recognized by the Government of India with prestigious awards like MSME and Startup India, Tripnaari started as a passionate startup and has grown thanks to our commitment to excellence and a team of travel experts who share our vision of empowering women through travel. Join us at Tripnaari, where your travel dreams become the center of our universe, and embark on a journey filled with unforgettable memories and the joy of discovery, together.

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      Inclusions

      • Transportation: A vehicle will be provided for pick-up, drop-off, and local sightseeing excursions.
      • Meals: 02 Breakfast.
      • Accommodation: Comfortable double sharing accommodation (1 Night) ensures a restful experience.
      • Guidance: A knowledgeable trip leader will accompany you to enhance your travel experience.

      Exclusions

      • Entry Fees & Activities: Charges for entering certain attractions or participating in activities like boating, water activities, auto rides if any
      • Meals: Lunch and dinner expenses are separate from the package.
      • Tax: An additional 5% GST applies to the total cost.

      THINGS TO CARRY

      • Hydration: Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
      • Medication: Pack any personal medicine you may need.
      • Sun Protection: Include sunscreen and a hat or cap.
      • Weather Gear: An umbrella for rain or shade.
      • Food: Some snacks for quick energy.
      • Money: Carry cash for small expenses.
      • Apparel: Warm clothes for the cool Ooty climate.
      • Hygiene: Essential toiletries for personal care.
      • Footwear: Comfortable shoes or floaters for exploring.


      PICKUP LOCATIONS

      Nexus mall, Koramangala




      Policy and Terms

      • If you cancel before 21 days from the departure date, booking amount is non-refundable. However, it can be utilized as a Credit Note.
      • If you cancel after 20 days, there will be no refund for the advance amount.
      • If you fail to show up on the day of departure within the specified timeline, you are not eligible for a refund.
      • In cases of government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refund. However, we usually have backup plans prepared.
      • If a trek or trip needs to be aborted midway due to natural calamities or unforeseen circumstances (e.g., rain, snowfall, earthquake, strikes), no refund will be provided.
      • Any additional expenses resulting from natural calamities or unforeseen circumstances are not covered by TripNaari.

      Terms and Conditions

      • Vouchers are non-transferable and valid only for the specified services.
      • Services not explicitly requested, confirmed, and noted on the vouchers will not be provided.
      • Any additional services beyond the itinerary will incur direct charges at the location.
      • Unused services are non-refundable.
      • The company is not liable for damages or charges incurred due to natural disasters, war, civil unrest, or alterations in the tour itinerary. Baggage and personal belongings of the tour participant is his/ her responsibility. The company shall not be liable for the loss / damage of the same.
      • Accidents during transportation or accommodations, damage by fire, and theft during free activities are the traveler’s responsibility.
      • Misbehavior causing inconvenience or damage may result in immediate expulsion from the tour. Consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited. Any disputes arising in respect of the tour shall be subject to Bangalore Jurisdiction.
      • Food and drinking water are not provided during the journey; travelers should make their own arrangements.
      • The company may arrange shooting during tours (stills / video). The tour participants shall have no objection to the shot material being used as publicity material by the company.

      Frequest Questions

      1) Can I travel solo?
      Ans: Ofcourse, travel solo with a group of like-minded solo travelers or just with yourself alone to a new destination, TripNaari will take care of everything. 

       

      2) Can I also bring my friends and family members along with me?
      Ans: TripNaari is a women-oriented travel company, specialized in providing handcrafted travel services for women of all ethnicities and ages. The services include group tours, customized tours for solo travelers, group of friends or family members.

       

      3) Can I also bring my kids on Group tours?
      Ans:
      Most of our Group tours are kids friendly. Kindly connect with any of our Tour Consultants to get a confirmation and cost details if not mentioned on our website.


       
      4) What is the approximate cost for parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing?
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      For each and every destination, costs may vary. The entry and vehicle parking fee starts from Rs.50/- to Rs.200/- each places. You can carry Rs.3,000/- for your meals, sightseeing, entry, guide charges, activities like Boating, Adventure activities and shopping. 

       

      5) What if there is any medical emergency during the tour?  Will I be getting any refund for cancellation?
      Ans:
      The tour leaders are capable enough to handle any situations and proper attention will be given throughout the tour. In case you get admitted in hospital, you will not be able to join further places because of fixed itinerary for a group tour and no refund will be initiated. Hospital expenses and stay at hotel will be paid by the customer directly. However, we will make sure that you are well prepared for the tour and instructions will be given accordingly.

       

      7) What if my flight/train gets cancelled or rescheduled?
      And:
      You will have to inform us as soon as possible, with additional pick-up charges (if the timings are not matching with the earlier scheduled timings. Also, early check-in at hotel is not allowed.

       

      9) Can I carry snacks for the tour and is liquor and smoking allowed?
      Ans:
      Yes, keep on munching and keep yourself hydrated. Drinking and smoking is strictly prohibited.


       
      10) Can I opt for a Single sharing room?
      Ans:
      Kindly connect with any of our Tour Consultants to get a confirmation on this and cost details if not mentioned on our website. However, places like Ladakh, Arunachal, Meghalaya do not have single rooms due to limited accommodations. 

       

      11) Do we get any refund in case we miss any sightseeing places?
      Ans:
      No, there will not be any refund. We request you to be on time everyday and follow the instructions given by the leader. 

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