Tours Section

ASHRAM DEPARTMENT TOUR

PUDUCHERRY DARSHAN TOUR

PROGRAMME FOR THE TOUR OF THE ASHRAM DEPARTMENTS

Starts at 8:15 am from our Office at No. 3 Rangapillai Street
Ends at 11:30 am at the Perfumery
On all Working days
Fare: As per the rate fixed for the year.
Smoking is strictly prohibited.

Video film show: on Sri Aurobindo and the Mother at 8:30 am

Visitors are requested not to join the show if they are late

  1. Hosiery factory: Manufactures vests & banians – sales
  2. Agarbatti showroom: Agarbatti & incense – sales
  3. Handloom weaving: Manufactures towels, spread sheets & other small items – sales
  4. Hand made paper: Mfg. white & colored drawing, marbling on paper, paintings – sales
  5. Harpagon – sales
  6. Sri Smriti – Relics and items used by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother – visit
  7. Marbling: Marbling (Hand printing) on silk sarees, scarves stoles, ties – sales
  8. Batik: Tie and dye work – sales
  9. Ayurved dispensary: Herbal & aurvedic medicines – sales
  10. Perfumery: Scents, garments & various items – sales
IF ANY OF THE ABOVE DEPARTMENTS ARE CLOSED,
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS MAY BE SHOWN:
  1. Library: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Library – visit
  2. Aurofurn: Manufactures leather goods – sales
  3. Art House: Paintings display – visit
  4. Embroidery: Needle work embroidering – sales start at 2.00 pm.
PROGRAMME FOR THE PUDUCHERRY DARSHAN TOUR

Starts at 2:15 pm & ends by 6:00 pm at our Office at No. 3 Rangapillai Street
On all days except Monday
Fare: As per the rate fixed for the year.
Smoking is strictly prohibited.

Varadaraja (Lord Vishnu) Temple : Perumal Koil, built in 12th Century

Statue of Narasimha behind Venkatachalapathy, the main deity.

Vedapuriswara (Lord Shiva) Temple : Iswaran Koil, built in 18th Century (1788)

Pondicherry was once known a Vedapuri. It has a swayambhulinga & stone inscriptions.

Cathedral Church : Saint Paul’s Koil, built in 1791 under the title of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, consecrated by Bishop Champenois.

Botanical Garden and Aquarium: 160 years old with plants from all over India and abroad, priceless Chola bronzes and sculptures. Joy train at extra cost.

Chunambar Boating Club : Pedal boats, motor boats, hydroplane etc.

Beach and back water resort for boating and swimming.

Puducherry Museum : Started by the French on 16th Dec,1942. It has Antique sculptures and statues and other findings excavated from Arikamedu, an ancient Roman settlement.

The trip will return to the starting place via the Dining Room of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and those who have a dining pass may get down there.

Please note that all entry fees will be paid by us. All other charges extra.