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Surfing And Backpacking at Pondicherry

Karthikeyan : 22-06-2017 to 25-06-2017 : Pondicherry
: 06:00 am - 11:00 pm   Rs : ~

Overview
Wandering Souls in Association with Beanstalk give you a chance to tick off an epic activity from your bucket list.Make full use of the long weekend this coming June.

"Surfing is the most blissful experience you can have on this planet, a taste of heaven."
John McCarthy

Learn to surf while you have time of your life!
And what better city to learn surfing.Right besides the sea, the beautiful Pondicherry – french capital of India, offers some spectacular tourist attractions. Known for its urban architecture style, Pondicherry is one of the most popular tourist destination in South India.

Highlights: Learn to Surf, Backpacking across Pondicherry and exploring French quarters & Auroville, Try out eateries of your choice

Max Particpants:15

DAY 1-22nd June
• 7:00 hrs – Fly from Mumbai Airport to Chennai
• 12:00 hrs – Transfer in AC vehicle from Chennai to Pondicherry (Have lunch on the way)
• 15:00 hrs - Check in the hotel and freshen up
• 15:30 hrs - Hire two wheelers/4wheelers/cabs
• 16:00 hrs – If weather condition and instructor permits, can go for afternoon surfing lessons or else explore French Quarter of Pondicherry with us
• 18:00hrs-Return to hotel and freshen up
• 19:00hrs- Fun group activities

DAY 2-23rd June
• 08:00 hrs – Leave for Morning Session 1 at Serenity Beach
• 10:00 hrs – Return to hotel, have breakfast and freshen up
• 12:00 hrs – Explore Auroville Ashram and Matrimandir with us or relax
• 16:00 hrs – If weather condition and instructor permits, can go for afternoon Surfing Lesson or else Auroville Ashram and Matrimandir with us
• 18:00hrs-Return to hotel and freshen up
• 19:00hrs- Explore Seaside Promenade with us or relax at hotel

DAY 3-24th June
• 08:00 hrs – Leave for Morning Surfing Lesson 2 at Serenity Beach
• 10:00 hrs – Return to hotel and have breakfast and freshen
• 12:00 hrs – Explore Pondicherry churches/Museums with us or relax
• 16:00 hrs – If weather condition and instructor permits, can go for afternoon surfing lesson or else explore beaches of Pondicherry with us
• 18:00hrs-Return to hotel and freshen up
• 19:00hrs- Explore Pondicherry French Quarter with us or relax at hotel

DAY 4-25th June
• 08:00 hrs –Leave for Morning Surfing Session 3 at Serenity Beach
• 10:00 hrs – return to hotel and have breakfast and freshen
• 12:00 hrs – Check out ,Return Vehicles and Transfer in AC vehicle from Pondicherry to Chennai (Have lunch on the way or at the airport)
• 23:00 hrs – Reach Mumbai Airport- Say your goodbyes with a promise to go on adventures again.

Cost -Tickets(bookings before 12th June):
Max Particpants:15

Basic (Surf + Stay + Breakfast )- Rs.8000/- per pax
Super Saver (Basic + Return Flights + Transfers ) – Rs.18000/- per pax
Note:Double Occupancy option available at minimal extra amount of Rs.500 per pax per night

Inclusions:

Super Saver Package
• Return Flights from Mumbai to Chennai
• Transfer in AC vehicle from Chennai airport to Hotel in Pondicherry on 22rd June and back on 25th June
• 3 Night accommodation at Hotel with AC rooms and unlimited wifi on Triple sharing basis(Double Occupancy option available at minimal extra amount of Rs.500 per pax per night)
• Unlimited breakfast on 23rd,24th and 25th June
• 3 Morning surf session
• Surfing Equipment hire for the 3 sessions
• Expertise and training Charges of Surf School
• Expertise and Guide charges of Wandering Souls

Basic Package
• 3 Night accommodation at Hotel with AC rooms and unlimited wifi on Triple sharing basis(Double Occupancy option available at minimal extra amount of Rs.500 per pax per night)
• Unlimited breakfast on 23rd,24th and 25th June
• 3 Morning surf session
• Surfing Equipment hire for the 3 sessions
• Expertise and training Charges of Surf School
• Expertise and Guide charges of Wandering Souls

Exclusions:
• Scooty/bike/car/cab Hire.(We can help you with this but)
• Afternoon surfing Sessions (We will talk to the trainer on the same day and let you know if session is possible. Cost for the same will be - Rs.1000 per session)
• We are keeping lunch and dinner options open as Pondicherry has hoards of delightful restaurants, specializing in French, Indian, Creole, Vietnamese and Continental cuisines. The French quarter of Pondicherry is filled with amazing restaurants and is every foodies’ delight. Eating out in Pondicherry can be an extremely exciting option, with the wide variety of delicacies available ranging from South Indian specialties like 'idli' and 'dosa' to seafood like fried fish, prawn bhajji and the very desi 'paratha'. Everyone can explore restaurants of their choice.(We can guide you to best eateries around)
• Anything other than mentioned in inclusions

Things to Carry:
• Identity Proof
• Driving License(if hiring vehicle)
• Towel, swimming suit and sunscreen for Surfing
• Cap, Camera(optional)
• Rain sheeter/Umbrella
• Personal care stuff, medicines which you require usually

Disclaimer:

• A planned activity or programs may be cancelled or revised depending on the weather or any other unavoidable circumstances
• Lesson timings may vary according to sea conditions and tides.
• Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery during any activity
• You are going to surf in the ocean, so the better swimmer you are the easier this will be for you.You should be comfortable swimming in shallow water and not panic underwater.


Some Places to Explore in and around Pondicherry
• Temple Adventures for Scuba diving session
• Auroville /Matrimandir : Founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa, also known as ‘The Mother’, Auroville is an experimental township or a universal town. Designed by famous architect Roger Anger, Auroville is a must-visit attraction of Pondicherry where people of different nationalities, cultures and beliefs live together in harmony.
• Promenade: One of the liveliest areas in Pondicherry, the Promenade is situated along the picturesque seafront with a rocky beach. One can enjoy a leisurely stroll at the Promenade, which is a delightful experience especially on a pleasant day. There are also few cafes and restaurants nearby where you can enjoy exquisite French food or other cuisines.
• Paradise Beach: With an unspoilt and vast shoreline that is lined with dense palm groves, this Paradise beach truly exudes romance at every step. Frequented by beach lovers and honeymoon couples from all corners of the country and beyond, this beach stretches over several miles.
• Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus: The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the highly revered religious places in Pondicherry and is located on the south boulevard of the town. This beautiful church is an excellent example of Gothic architecture and is adorned with colourful stained glass panels illustrating the life events of Jesus Christ.
• Sri Aurobindo Ashram: Pondicherry is synonymous with the Aurobindo Ashram. Founded by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa (The Mother) in 1926, it is one of the major highlights of Pondicherry and is visited by thousands of people from all over the world. The ashram is also the place of Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
• Raj Niwas, Pondicherry Botanical Garden,Pondicherry Beach,French war Memorial,Pondicherry Museum, Statue of Dupleix and many more

Registration: Max Participants: 15
• Registration through phone calls or whatsApp only. Please Contcat for any query or to confirm your seat.
• Then please book the seat by paying the whole amount in advance. Limited seats.
• While transferring the amount, please provide your name in remarks section.
• Once payment is done, please send an email to wanderingsoulsindia@gmail.com with transaction id

Payment Options:
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