Tour Overview

Enjoy the tranquil charm of a city marked by its spirituality, old-world heritage, serene beaches, and laid-back natives. Yatra's Peaceful Pondicherry & Aurobindo Ashram: Ex Chennai package takes you on a leisurely sojourn through this former French colony and its unique culture. 

 Arrival in Chennai | Drive to Pondicherry

this former colony of France is famed for its unique culture, pretty beaches and colonial architecture. With the motto, ‘Give time a break’, Pondicherry makes it clear to all that it has ample of serenity to offer. The French-influenced lifestyle of this small coastal city is what mainly attracts tourists , and adding to its old-world charm is the laid-back attitude of locals.
 
Covering a distance of around 170 km, reach your destination and check-in at the hotel.
 
Spend the rest of the day at leisure and bask in the soothing environment of Pondicherry. Later, retire to your room in a joyful mood and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
 

Sightseeing Tour

In morning, get ready for an invigorating day.
 
Head towards Aurobindo Ashram, known for specialising in Internal Yoga and spiritual realisation. Here, you can learn more about the life of its founders, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, his chief disciple. Established in 1926, this place has a mesmerising aura, which lures peace lovers. You can visit the library and art gallery to get more information about the Ashram and its founders, and learn ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
 
Later in the afternoon, you may visit Auroville township, known for its innovative outlook that promotes universal living and believes in the motto, ‘Unity in diversity’. People from any part of the world can live here in peace and practise their culture independently. Don’t miss the intriguing Matrimandir, at its centre which is renowned for its innovative architectural design.
 
If you want to relax, you may visit the beautiful sand beaches and also enjoy the resplendent sunset over the sparkling waters.
 
Later, return to the hotel for a sound sleep in your room.
 

Departure from Pondicherry

Check-out from the hotel and drive towards Chennai to continue your onward journey. Tour Ends.

Inclusions

  1. Tariff includes:
  2. Local travel: Non A/c Cab or Bus to & fro to a scheduled common pick up point,
  3. Food
  • Includes breakfast and lunch
  • Only Vegetarian food will be served
  1. Team building activities,
  2. Service tax

 

  1. Minimum Group Size:
  • The rates quoted is applicable only for a minimum group size of 30 travelers
  • At any point in time, if the group size is less than six, Madurai Ecotourism reserve all rights
  • to drop the trip
  • The reimbursement will be in accordance with the cancellation policies below.

 

  1. Booking time limit:

For weekend tours and treks in all other destinations, the trip should be confirmed (vide payment

of 50% advance), 7 days before the proposed travel days

 

  1. Payment terms and conditions:

4.1 Advance Payment:

The intent of travel will be confirmed only upon receipt of advance payment (50% of the

total trip cost); ticketing will be initiated only upon receipt of advance.

 

4.2: Full Payment

The trip will be deemed confirmed only upon receipt of full payment, failing which

Madurai Ecotourism reserves all rights to cancel the trip; reimbursement will be in

accordance with the cancellation policies.

 

4.3: Payment modality:

Payment can be through cash deposit/ cash transfer to Madurai Ecotourism

 

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  1. Cancellation Policy:

For full/ part cancellation of trip order, a part of the total cost will be deducted towards

cancellation charges, subject to the following.

  • 72 hours before scheduled departure time, 20% of the cost will be deducted
  • Between 72 hours and the before scheduled departure time, 50% of the cost willbe deducted
  • The balance payment will be made via Cheque or cash transfer
  • Part cancellations, will be subject to the conditions with regard to minimum group size.

 

  1. Request for changes in travel plan

6.1 Additional traveler(s):

  • Request for additional travelers will also be entertained subject to booking time limit
  • All other terms and conditions apply.

 

6.2: Replacement/substitution of traveler(s):

Any replacements in the personnel traveling, will be considered as part

cancellation and additional booking

 

6.3: Destination

  • Any request for changes in destination will be treated as a cancellation and re-booking, if
  • the revised destination is not within the same zone
  • All other terms and conditions apply.

 

  1. Others:
  • All travelers must carry a valid original identity card (election id card, PAN card or driving license)
  • Madurai Ecotourism is not responsible for the safety of any personal belongings of the traveler.
  • Madurai Ecotourism has a strict NO LIQUOR POLICY in its accommodation premises as well as during its tours and treks. SMOKING IS A STRICTLY BANNED inside the forests and in other public places (wherein smoking is banned by legislation). Consumption of alcoholic beverages during the trip and smoking inside forest and in public places would not be tolerated. Madurai Ecotourism reserves all rights to cancel the trip midway if the travelers are found to be violating these rules
  • Travelers are requested not to switch on the sound system in the cars while inside the forest and also not to wear any heavy perfumes
  • Please do not leave any garbage in the places that we visit, other than in designatedgarbage dumping areas or waste collection facilities.

Exclusions

  1. Tariff DOES NOT include:
    • Snacks, tea and water bottles
    • Other incidental expenses at destinations like cost of boating, rides, entry passes, camera
    • pass, etc if any

  • You will be provided [Mini Bus 20 st] for 15 Adults.
  • Covering All Sight Seeing Points Mentioned above in the Itinerary.
  • A Well Mannered English/Hindi Speaking Driver Cum Guide Will Be at Your Disposal.
  • Includes, Toll, Parking, Driver Allowance, Fuel Cost, Night Halting Charges, Hills0 Charge
  • [If Any], Interstate Permit [If Any], Forest Entry Charge [If Any], Basically Every Thing
  • Related To The Vehicle.

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