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Long Weekend Trip to Pondicherry and Auroville

Duration
3 Days
Budget Per Person
₹ 10,000
Trip Taken
December, 2018
Destinations
Pondicherry

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 1: Arriving in Pondicherry

Checking in to Gaia's Garden Guesthouse > Auroville Bakery and Boulangerie > Auroville Beach > Lunch at Tanto Pizzeria > ...

Checking in to Gaia's Garden Guesthouse

Ken Chiramel says

The Gaia guesthouse was cosily tucked in inside a wonderful open courtyard that had a verdant garden which was tended to by the owners and the housekeepers. A vestige of colonial architecture, the house itself was a beautiful 3-storey building with high ceilings and lots of windows, lending it?s colourful walls to the light of the morning sun.

Auroville Bakery and Boulangerie

Time Spent: 1 - 2 hrs

Timings: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Closed on Sunday

Ken Chiramel says

The Auroville Bakery, an Auroville mainstay and local favourite, has been serving fresh and airy croissants and pain-au-chocolats to customers that queue up from when it opens bright and early at 7:00 AM and until it shuts shop at 5:30 PM.

1.7 km away

Auroville Beach
4.3 /5

Time Spent: 1-2 hrs

Timings: Beach closes at 6:30 PM

Cost: Free

Ken Chiramel says

The waters of Auroville beach are not very swimmer-friendly and you will not find many people taking a dip in the ocean here.

2.7 km away

Lunch at Tanto Pizzeria

Time Spent: 1 hour

Timings: 9AM-5:30PM

Cost: INR 800

Ken Chiramel says

Another favourite amongst Aurovillians, this pizzeria serves up some of the best pizzas in the area. I had the Margherita pizza and I would recommend it to anybody.

Spent the rest of the day at the Guesthouse

Day 2: Exploring Pondicherry

Rent a Scooty in Pondicherry
3.0 /5

Time Spent: 1 Days

Cost: 350

Ken Chiramel says

Ask the guesthouse or hotel you're staying at if they have any facilities to help you book your bike/scooter. Gaia's Garden Guesthouse was hugely helpful in helping us book ours!

Rode to White Town

Time Spent: 2 - 4 hrs

Ken Chiramel says

We spent a good chunk of the day meandering through the streets of White Town and visiting its many cafes!

Lunch at Coromandel Cafe

Time Spent: 2 hours

Cost: INR 40

Ken Chiramel says

Taking shelter from the fierce mid-day sun at Coromandel Cafe, we snacked on some of the finest batter-fried prawns I?ve ever had.

Walk Along Seaside Promenade
3.6 /5

Time Spent: 1 hour

Ken Chiramel says

Walking along the Seaside Promenade, taking in the sea-salt tinged air once the sun sets is a great way to spend the evening

8.9 km away

Matrimandir
4.3 /5

Time Spent: 2-3 hrs

Timings: Meditation timings inside the inner chamber- 9:35 AM- 10:05 AM

Cost: No entry fee

Ken Chiramel says

We spent the rest of the evening walking through the Matrimandir complex

3.6 km away

DInner at Ihasa Tibetan Restaurant

Timings: 12:30PM-9PM

Cost: INR 400-500

Day 3: Last Day at Pondicherry

Breakfast at The Greek Cafe

Time Spent: 1 hour

Timings: 9AM- 10PM

Cost: INR 750

Paradise Beach, Pondicherry
4.4 /5

Time Spent: 1-2 hrs

Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost: INR 150,Chairs: INR 75 per hour

Ken Chiramel says

A great beach to go swimming, Paradise Beach is a little difficult to get to but its pristine white sands are definitely worth it!

6.4 km away

Lunch at Le Cafe

Time Spent: 1 hour

Timings: 24 Hours

Cost: INR 450 For Two

Check out from AirBnB and head for bus terminal

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