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Shanti travel & The dune elaborates a new travelling formula: come by Pondicherry!

Pondicherry & Mahabalipuram

Inspired by Pondicherry's former motto: "Give time a break", Shantitravel's team arranged new weekend plans for expatriates from new-Delhi, in collaboration with The Dune hotel. They offer to come from Delhi to Pondicherry, and stop by Mahabalipuram for a few days of relaxation.The former motto of Pondicherry: How about coming to wander for some days in the "new village" (literally "Puducherry"), that will surely appear to you as a calm and peaceful parenthesis, protected from the turmoil of big cities?
Let alone Mahabalipuram, the city of stone carvers with many archaeological treasures... Located only 99 km from Pondicherry, the atmosphere is cool there: you'll enjoy walking around the city while visiting its temples, and maybe bring back nice sculptures as souvenirs...

Concretely, how does it work ?

  • 1st step : flight Dehli- Chennai ; then you go directly to Pondicherry (2h30/3h)
  • 2nd step : arrival at the hotel and visit of Pondicherry
  • 3rd step : choose to chill out at the Dune eco-village, or go to visit Auroville, or do an excursion to Pondicherry
  • 4th step : return to Chennai stopping by Mahabalipuram to visit

Go on and ask for a quotation!

Zoom on the Dune

Enjoy the beach, located a few kilometers far from the city centre

The Dune is like a holiday village, tastefully designed, and settled on the seashore near Kalapet beach, 20 minutes far from the city centre of Pondicherry. With the peculiarity that it is eco-friendly and that it offers a very tranquil atmosphere, as a "lost paradise".


The whole complex is made of 2 restaurants, 50 bungalows, and a SPA; it is dedicated to tourists' well being, so here are some activities that you can enjoy there:

  • Yoga & meditation
  • Ayurvedic treatment
  • Watsu (massage in the water of the swimming pool)

That way, if you prefer to chill at the hotel during these few days, you can!

In a word, Shantitravel has designed a tailor-made formula to discover Pondicherry and its surroundings.

Enjoy !

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