After Breakfast proceed for Sightseeing, 'Puducherry' is the French interpretation of the original name 'Puducheri' meaning 'new settlement'. A trip to Puducherry is like a journey in time with a vibrant present celebrating its interesting past. Among its diverse attractions is a coastline of 32 kms, palm-fringed beaches, backwaters, fishing villages, beach resorts, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the international city of Auroville, the French boulevard town with its French heritage, and so on. Some great food, some fine wine, and a great adventure awaits you here.
In the afternoon, visit the township of Auroville and the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Auroville is a township near Pondicherry, inspired by Aurobindo the revolutionary turned spiritual leader during India's struggle for freedom. The inspiration for Auroville arose in India, stemming from the writings of Sri Aurobindo and the encouragement of the Mother. This inspiration lead to the Sri Aurobindo Society, based in Pondicherry, persuading the Government of India in 1966 to accept and support the project, which was then put before UNESCO for its endorsement. Aurobindo called for spiritual regeneration of India as the path for rebirth of India. He started as a spiritual leader in Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. Auroville was later founded by The Mother, a French lady whose real name was Mirra Alfassa. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Overnight in Puducherry