If you wish to live closer to nature and experience rural life, Pondicherry is a perfect destination. Auroville, set in an afforested area, is an international community that will provide you with a sense of harmony as well as a sustainable, modern lifestyle. Mohanam, a non-profit organization, arranges stays in villages for you to experience the village life first hand; you can also volunteer in the daily work of the villages. It is the ideal opportunity to imbibe the art and culture of the villages, participate in the festivities and enjoy any performances and activities organize especially for the visitors. In this experience, you can not only live an earthy lifestyle, but you can also pick up some skills taught in the village workshops. You can also see up close sustainable farming during this tour. The rustic experience will stay with you for long as you return home with the characteristic peacefulness of Pondicherry.

Rural 'n' Eco

Rural 'n' Eco

Forget the race, visit Pondicherry. A city of bon vivants- heritage, peace, delicious food and memories in store just for you. Come once, you will come again.

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

Government of Puducherry