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Gingee Fort Tour & Temple Visit by Ashok

Learn what made the Gingee Fort an impregnable "Troy of East".

About the Experience


Hi, I am a native of Pondicherry, and I have been hosting tours since 2012. My passion for travel and tourism have stemmed from my interests in art, culture and history - which are all Pondicherry's specialities. I am also an active travel host and guide in Couchsurfing. Come, join me on this tour and experience Pondicherry and its unique blend of Muslim, Hindu and Portuguese cultures. I speak Tamil, English and Hindi languages.


With stonewalls dating back to the 13th century, Gingee Fort lets you explore the history of the Marathas. Get picked up and chauffeured to the fort, and explore its three hills with ruins of a palace, temple, mosque, granary, an auditorium, stables and even a harem among other structures. The fort was popularly known as the "Troy of East"; learn its story followed by a visit to the Kamalakanni Amman Temple. Ride back to Pondicherry and conclude the tour with historical learning.

Places of interest: Gingee Fort, Kamalakanni Amman Temple.


  • 1 mineral water bottle per person

Itinerary 1

  • 9:00 A.M. - Pickup from hotel
  • 10:20 A.M. - Reach and tour Gingee Fort
  • 1:00 P.M. - Break for lunch
  • 2:00 P.M. - Visit temple
  • 4:00 P.M. - Depart for Pondicherry
  • 5:30 P.M. - Drop at hotel

Itinerary 2

  • 10:00 A.M. - Pickup from hotel
  • 11:20 A.M. - Reach and tour Gingee Fort
  • 2:00 P.M. - Break for lunch
  • 3:00 P.M. - Visit temple
  • 5:00 P.M. - Depart for Pondicherry
  • 6:30 P.M. - Drop at hotel

Itinerary 3

  • 11:00 A.M. - Pickup from hotel
  • 12:20 P.M. - Reach and tour Gingee Fort
  • 3:00 P.M. - Break for lunch
  • 4:00 P.M. - Visit temple
  • 6:00 P.M. - Depart for Pondicherry
  • 7:30 P.M. - Drop at hotel

Recommended backpack essentials

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Redemption process

  • After the booking is complete, you will receive an email with the booking confirmation voucher. This can also be viewed on the Cleartrip app, in the 'bookings' section under your profile.
  • The voucher includes contact details of the organiser. Please share the pickup address with them.
  • Show the e-voucher to avail the activity, no print-outs required.


  • Hotel transfer in chauffeur driven private A/C sedan

Not included

  • Food and beverages
  • Attraction entry fee
  • Tips and gratuities

Know before you go

  • This tour is complimentary for up to two children below the age of 7.
  • The tour is inclusive of all charges for fuel, driver allowance, toll tax, parking and guide fees.
  • Heritage sites and temples may require appropriate attire, that covers knees and shoulders.
  • The guide may vary depending on his/her availability. Rest assured, a guide of similar interests will accompany the guest.


Puducherry, India

Pickup Locations

All hotels within city limits: 9:00 A.M./10:00 A.M./11:00 A.M

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What safety measures do you undertake?
  • A: The drivers are verified employees of the organizer and hold valid driving licenses. The cars are equipped with a first-aid kit and fire extinguisher.
  • Q: Is photography allowed?
  • A: Yes, photography is allowed at the places being visited.




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5,200 per Car

Starting at 5,200 Inclusive of GST/taxes

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