8 days in Auroville & Pondicherry Itinerary

8 days in Auroville & Pondicherry Itinerary

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Auroville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pondicherry
— 4 nights
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Auroville

— 2 nights

City of Dawn

Founded in 1968 by a Frenchwoman known locally as "The Mother," Auroville represented a kind of anarchist social experiment, where spirituality and communal living were supposed to override the importance of money.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Matrimandir.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Auroville trip planner.

Kochi (Cochin) to Auroville is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You will leave for Pondicherry on the 4th (Sun).
Highlights from your trip

Pondicherry

— 4 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
You've added Casablanca, Anokhi, Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kriti Eco Boutique and Saint Joan of Arc Statue. Head to Kalinka Art Gallery and Goubert Marketfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pondicherry, use our trip itinerary maker.

Pondicherry is very close to Auroville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Pondicherry travel guide

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Beaches · Marinas · Sacred & Religious Sites
Europe of India
A small coastal city and former French colony steeped in a history of trade and war, today the Union Territory of Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry) offers a tranquil trip to the past. French architecture, beaches, classical statues, an experimental 1960s harmony township, and an important ashram all make excellent additions to a Puducherry itinerary. A stretch of 18th-century colonial mansions along tree-lined boulevards displays unmistakable French influence, while other attractions include the city's 32 churches and an early 19th-century lighthouse. Puducherry's lower tax on alcoholic beverages makes it a popular weekend escape, and one of the most touristic destinations in South India. Try the steak and wine, served everywhere.