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Backpacking to The Then French Colony - Pondicherry | Batch 2 (Event Full)
WHERE : Puducherry CATEGORY : Backpacking GRADE : Easy DURATION : 2 days Cost : INR Rs. 4000/- Pondicherry : Its a place where you get to soak in the culture, the warmth of the diversity, the taste of the french food, the integrity of the tamils and french, the harmony of cultures and spirituality. Pondicherry is a small French colony in India. It is a union territory which still holds a distinct French essence in terms of its infrastructure, cuisine, culture and ambience. Due to these distinct features it attracts a number of people from all over the nation and world. It is also known for its famous Aurobindo Ashram which symbolizes and teaches meditation and yoga sessions. Pondy is a place to escape from your daily monotonous lifestyle, to be at a place where even nature, infrastructure and people demonstrate a different style of living. It is a place where you will get exposed to French ancestry. ----------------------------- Places to look out for - •Auroville •Pondicherry Secretariat •The Big Golden Ball •Auro Beach •Monuments and Statues •Gandhi Statue •Temples & Churches •Manakula Vinayagar Temple •The Basilica Of The Sacred Heart of Jesus •Beaches & Backwaters •Rocky Beach WHATS THE PLAN ? DAY 0 ● Start to Chennai @ 18.50 by train DAY 1 ● Reach Chennai ● Catch bus to Pondicherry ● Arrive at Pondicherry. Check in to hotel & Freshen up ● Lunch ● Start to Chunnambar Boat House & Backwaters and view sunset ● Start exploring Pondi & Shopping where you could buy street ware and bargain as much as you could..sometimes you dont have the heart to bargain too :) ● Dinner ● Reach Hotel and Sleep. DAY 2 ● Wakeup call & Walk down the Promenade for the sun rise and check out the war memorial,statues of Joan of Arc and Gandhi, and the old lighthouse. ( It is a good time to walk around the streets. Lots of photo ops. Beautiful houses and buildings like Ecole Francaise d’Extreme –Orient, Notre Dame des Anges Church, Town Hall) ● Break fast & Head to Auroville ● Explore few other places of city ● Check Out Rooms & Start back to chennai. ● Reach chennai @ 5 PM ● Catch train to Hyderabad (12759/Charminar SF Express -Time:18.10 PM) DAY 3 ● Reach Hyderabad by 7.00 A.M. Say TATA - BYE BYE -:) Come with no expectations to Pondicherry..We are sure you will fall in love with her like Many travellers do..i bet you will want to visit again even before you leave :) NOTE: We will Hire ByCycle/Bikes :P (Trust me it will be fun and varied from routine ) on DAY 1 and if needed on DAY 2 Also as per our plans FOR FASTER COMMUNICATION: CALL/Whats App - +91 -[masked] | [masked] Cost : INR Rs. 4000/- Note : Tickets are in RAC for now. Which means we will be sitting and travelling in Sleeper coach train . As this is weekend and it is busiest route the chances of getting sleeping berths are thin.. I will not say it is very comfortable but it is better than travelling in bus. Call your Organiser Regadi [masked]) before you make payment. COST INCLUDES: ✔ Transportation from Hyderabad - Chennai - Hyderabad by train in Sleeper class & Chennai - Pondy - Chennai by public transport ✔ Bikes to roam around Pony ✔Simple Home Stay with Wash rooms ✔Experienced Trek Leaders ✔ First Aid & Expertise COST EXCLUDES: Any thing which not mentioned in includes. ----------------------------------- Payment Details: ------------------------------ CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: - BOOKING FEE is NON-REFUNDABLE 48 Hours Before :If we find replacement refund (20% will be deducted ) No Refund if there is No replacement in any case and replacement is not club's responsibility. 48 Hours -0 Hours : No Refund (No matter whether its replaced or not) UPCOMING BACKPACKING TRIPS: MEGHALAYA [NOV 21st-25th] : PARVATHI VALLEY [24th-29th] :

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