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.
• 3 Nights accommodation in Kuala Lumpur on a 3 star property
• All Transfers
• Sightseeing as per the itinerary
• Government Service Tax
• Air Ticket
• Lunch & Dinner
• Flights/hotels/rates/itinerary subject to change as per availability at the time of confirmation of the tour.
• All fares & rates are as prevailing today Taxes are calculated as on 01.12.2013
• Charges may applicable in case of any deviation on the air ticket.
• Airline surcharge during high season if levied by the airline will be applicable.
• Porterage at airports and seaports, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, insurance and all items of personal nature, also food and drinks not forming part of the tour
• Standard check-in time: 14.00-15.00 hrs (all Hotels)
• Standard check-out time : 12.00 hrs
Minimum 02 Pax
SAJ Vagamon Hideout is located in Vagamon, Kerala, one hour away from Kottayam town, about 3000 feet above sea level up the majestic Western Ghats. Known for its salubrious climate year round. Vagamon is carpeted in misty meadows, gurgling rivulets, tea gardens and bordered by forests. A lazy, slow, sleepy town devoid of the rush and bustle of a tourist destination. Vagamon\'s essential laid back atmosphere characterizes the SAJ Vagamon Hideout, a resort unique on its own.
The SAJ Vagamon Hideout was built to de-stress. Everything you do at this 15 Acre property set in an idyllic location amidst an organic tea plantation is about doing nothing on a holiday or doing anything as you please. A nature lover\'s paradise, in the quietude of a starry night, chirping crickets and croaking frogs tune in the distance while glow worms light up on flight, taking you far away from the din and bustle of city life.
At SAJ Vagamon Hideout, what sets us apart is we don\'t have timings to wake you up. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served at your time and as per your menu plan. The kitchen is yours to cook that special dish for that special occasion. Resort activities displayed on the notice board are left at your mercy to entertain yourself or stay away from. In short, your holiday is entirely at your choice!
Thankfully, you would also be excused if you forget your wallet! For all reservations at SAJ Vagamon Hideout. We finish matters relating to money long before you step in, so that perhaps for a few days, you will have a holiday that is a real escape from your yesterday.
Providing a platform for almost 400 theyyams to perform together Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothasthanam is undoubtedly a must watch for all those who love the pomp and richness of Theyyam. Held in the month of December this prominent Theyyam festival of the Kanathoor village in Kasaragod stages the Theyyam of the mother deity as the leading one. The costumes and paintings of the body remind one of an outburst of colours. The visual beauty and the incessant music would transform the onlookers to a different level, almost trance-like state.