Pondicherry, recently renamed as Puducherry, is a town tucked away on the Eastern seaboard of India. Among its diverse attractions are 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 await you here.
For those coming to Pondicherry expecting a Goa-like place, there is likely to be a great deal of disappointment. Unlike Goa, Pondicherry does not have a commercial infrastructure to entertain tourists. Pondicherry is a great place to look around, take a walk by the sea, attend a cultural program.
The Pondicherry tourism department uses the punch-line \"Give time a break\" for their advertisement campaign and that is indeed one of the more attractive features of this city. So relax, put your feet up, switch off your cell phone, and forget all about returning to work on Monday morning. Enjoy a fine meal with a glass of wine, rent a bicycle and take a ride at the promenade, take a walk in the park. Do something new an interesting that you wouldn\'t do in the city you live in. Learn some pottery at the Golden Bridge Pottery.
You can also do some serious meditation at the Auroville, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, or you could visit Auroville to watch a cultural event such as a dance organized there by the Auroville Cultural Exchange. You can also go fishing in a Kattaraman- fishing raft of sorts.
Kerala Beach Tour
Duration : 3 Night / 4 Days
Kerala Beach Tour
The trip offers an unusual mix of spirituality and vibrancy as it involves the visit of some of the popular pilgrimage centers and lively beaches of Kovalam and Varkala.
Welcome to Hotel SAJ Luciya, one for the foremost Four Star Hotels, Luxury Hotel in Kerala, which is listed as one of “the destination to see in a lifetime”. The hotel is situated in the heart of Trivandrum within the Fort walls of the richest temple in the world “SREE PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE.” The proximity of the hotel is 3 KM from International Airport, 1.5KM from Central Railway Station and 1 KM from the Central Bus Station. We are the nearest hotel to “Attukal Devi Temple,” which has the World Record for the largest gathering of women devotees on a single day “Pongala Day.”
The hotels provides you with well appointed rooms for accommodation with Wi-Fi connectivity, multi-cuisine restaurant, a quality bar, Business Center, well maintained swimming pool, 24 Hrs room service, 24 Hrs Coffee Shop, an extensive Banquet Hall and a Board Room for Conference, Bookshop, Travel Counter and Health Club.
Tripunithura is a temple town which is 6 km from Cochin and 20 km from Cochin air port. The palace of the erstwhile king of Cochin is situated in this town. Poornathrayeesa (Lord Vishnu) is the family deity of the cochin kings. The name actually means the “Complete God of the three Vedas”. It could also mean , “Complete God of the holy trinity , Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.”. People believe that the temple is nearly 5000 years old.