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The Other Pondicherry - Arikamedu

historierundvisning

The Other Pondicherry - Arikamedu

Varighed
4 timer
Gruppestørrelse
Op til 10 personer
Inkluderer
Transportation, Food
Sprog
Engelsk
historierundvisning

The Other Pondicherry - Arikamedu

historierundvisning

The Other Pondicherry - Arikamedu

Varighed
4 timer
Gruppestørrelse
Op til 10 personer
Inkluderer
Transportation, Food
Sprog
Engelsk

Det skal I lave

A short drive to the south of present day Pondicherry, lies the village of Veerampattinam. On this fragmented piece of land overlooking the Bay of Bengal on one side and separated from the mainland by a narrow channel that’s part of a network of backwaters, is a mound called Arikamedu. Buried layer upon layer, the legacy of centuries of human settlements are chronicled in the very stones and artifacts that’s left behind. From the days of Ashoka the Great and Alexander of Macedon - even before the advent of Christ, to modern times, this innocuous strip of land – better known as Poduca to the ancient Greco-Roman mariners, played an important role in the history of Southern India and was perhaps, the real origin of modern day Pondicherry. We will go to this now-deserted piece of land and even as you explore the surroundings and the one remaining edifice – the ruins of a seminary built by the French in 1773, I will, by way of chronicling the communities that lived here and the local industry, establish the historical significance of the lost Indian city of Emporia Poduca: an archaeological treasure trove! Century by century, I will describe to you the human settlements that took place and what they did for a living: of the cosmopolitan nature of the community that once happened to live here, and how they established the ancient trade routes during the heydays of the Roman Empire.

Din vært

Prithvijit

Prithvijit

An engineer by profession, I've worked in remote mines, tramped all over the Himalayas, worked in design studios, taught in architecture schools and dabbled in painting before turning my attention to tourism. A chance opportunity in Rajasthan, when I had to stand in for the official tour guide - narrating the history of Chittorgarh fort and the legendary Rajput clan, I realized how interesting history can be; much of it depending on how it is conveyed. Through anecdotes and folklore, it was a brilliant experience telling people about it. Steeped in history, there is a lot more to Pondicherry than meets the eye! Away from the mainstream tourist attractions are places where once well-trodden paths lie covered in weeds and every cobblestone has a unique story to tell. It is this dimension of Pondicherry that I wish to reveal to my guests.

Det er inkluderet

Food
Juice and savouries
Transportation
The group size will determine the type of vehicle we take to reach the tour site.

Her skal du være

We set off on our excursion by road from Pondicherry. A short journey by taxi/van - South, along the coast - takes us to a village called Veerampattinam. From there, it' s a short walk to the archaeological site, presently known as Arikamedu.

Ting, du skal huske

Annulleringspolitik

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Gæstekrav

Op til 10 gæster på 5 og opefter kan deltage.

Flere tips

Guests are expected to come to the meeting point - a major landmark in Pondicherry - on their own. From here, you will be taken by car/bus for the tour and will be dropped at the same location once the tour is over.
Prithvijit
historierundvisning
The Other Pondicherry - Arikamedu
Ny oplevelse
$27/person
Ny oplevelse
$27/person