Colonial Walking tour in Pondicherry

Puducherry, India

Experience hosted by Karthik

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

The Colonial Walking tour has been created to give tourists the real French colonial experience in the Pondicherry. France is still in the food, the architecture, the games of boules played by local Tamils and the language French is spoken widely in the city. Come and join us to know more about Local History, food, festivals, customs, street names, connections with French, etc. also. Please let us know your timings and dates in advance so that we can confirm your tour.
Other things to note
This is completely a walking tour for 2 hours and kindly wear comfortable footwears or shoes, Sunglass, good camera to click pictures of beautiful streets of the French colony
The Colonial Walking tour has been created to give tourists the real French colonial experience in the Pondicherry. France is still in the food, the architecture, the games of boules played by local Tamils and the language French is spoken widely in the city. Come and join us to know more about Local History, food, festivals, customs, street names, connections with French, etc. also. Please let us know your timings and dates in advance so that w…

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Meet your Host, Karthik

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Am born & brought up in Pondicherry. Created this Colonial tour on my own with the stories collected from the Local old people and their livelihood during the French rule in Pondicherry. I have been organizing this Colonial Walking Tour Experience in Pondicherry for more than 2 years and collecting more stories from Old French professors, Local Merchants, History Lovers of the town.
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From $19/ person

$19 per person

Where you'll be

We will be having our 2 hours walking tour which gives more information about the town and we can have a detailed conversation about the Present and Past Pondicherry over the coffee in one of the French cafe with incroyable Colonial Architecture.

Rated 4.56 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Trisha
January 2022
The tour uncovered the hidden stories behind the colorful houses. It was a good experience! A walk of the past merging into the present lanes of pondi :)
Sanjana
December 2021
Karthik is an amazing guide, who will give you the flavour of Pondicherry!! Also articulates it so well & gives you the detailed info on everything around the town, i had a great experience if you are planning for the same you should definitely go for it!! P.S - he gives good suggestions on the must visit restaurant or cafes in town
Harsha
December 2021
The walking tour of the White Town was fantastic. My wife and I are history buffs, and having been to Pondy once before, we wanted to know the past of the city as well as the French influences. Karthik was a great conversationalist, and he knows his stuff really well. His passion for the area's history comes through, and the two hours passed like that . Would recommend this to everyone that comes to Pondy and wants to know about the fascinating history of the place.
Akshay
November 2021
Karthik is a great guy and a great conversationalist. An amateur historian, he truly brings out the local flavours of the town and offers up little tit-bits of information or past incidents about the various spots you explore,which you wouldn't find in your typical travel research. The coffee was great! And his localite tips for what to do and where to go were well appreciated. :) Highly recommend if you are absolutely new to Pondy and want a crash course in the history, sights, sounds and flavours of the town
Diwesh
October 2021
Karthik has good knowledge about the history of the town. he personalized the experience into a biking tour since I had already walked around during the day . karthik gave some good recomendations
Abhinay
September 2021
I've given this 4 stars and not 5 stars (I'd rather give it 4.5 if I could), because I would not describe my experience as a "colonial walking tour." That said, I had an excellent time, and Karthik was a lovely, open and eager host - he showed me lots of different local food spots where we tried some (tasty) street food, and he peppered our journey with lots of fun and interesting anecdotes. I'd definitely recommend it, but it's better to align with Karthik on the experience you're expecting vs. what he has in mind as well.

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  • Thu, Feb 17
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $19 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 15 and up can attend, up to 2 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

sunglasses and hat can be carried and come in comfortable footwears

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.