Industrial visit to Pondicherry | Architecture Study Tour

4 days
  • Architecture study tour to Pondicherry (Auroville)
  • Hotels
  • auroville
  • Auroville
  • Auroville-Beach-Pondicherry1
  • Matrimandir-Pondicherry


Day 1 of Architecture Study Tour: Unexplored Mahabalipuram!

Today explore the unexplored parts of this ancient city. Visit Shore Temple known for its Dravidian Style of architecture and also the fabled tale of Pralhad and Hiranyakshyapu.
Later visit Pancha Rathas, an iconic site to view the rock cut sculptures standing still since 630 AD.
Head towards the monolithic rock sculptures dated to be around 630 AD and sketch the story carved on it!


Day 2 of Architecture Study Tour: Auroville- An Architect’s Paradise!

Spend an entire day at this city and witness the infrastructure, planning, model making and architecture of this marvelous French colony.

Visit the Town Hall where you’ll find sections of Urban Planning, Topography, Mapping, GIS, Data Bank and what not!


Day 3 of Architecture Study Tour: Be at Peace!

Today will be the day when you’ll come close to understanding the true essence of this marvelous city- Auroville! A visit to Matrimandir- Place of spiritual significance which took 37 years to construct this beauty.


Day 4 of Architecture Study Tour: Au revoir Pondicherry!

Head back home with wonderful memories of visiting this French Colony and understanding their style of architecture

Industrial visit to Pondicherry | Architecture Study Tour

Industrial visit to Pondicherry (or Puducherry), a French colonial settlement in India until 1954, is now a Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas, and chic boutiques. A seaside promenade runs along the Bay of Bengal and passes several statues, including a 4m-high Gandhi Memorial.

Gratitude is quintessential Pondicherry. It encapsulates all the best features of French Colonial architecture. The house has been restored in collaboration with INTACH who are specialized in restoring and maintaining heritage sites across India. The beams under the restored balcony continue inside and hold up the first floor. The metal brackets, in turn, hold up the beams of the balcony. This is a very sensitive example of traditional architecture and is the right shade of the Pondicherry yellow!

The best part of the Industrial visit to Pondicherry

These are some of our chosen favorites that really give us house envy! Unfortunately, while buildings have been listed as heritage in terms of archaeological and historical importance, there is a lack of proper maintenance and many are torn down completely. The collapse of the ‘Marie’ on the beach road was a wake-up call for many.

On this industrial visit to Pondicherry, you’ll get to experience the best architecture. You’ll be visiting sites and get to interact with the top architects in town. Also all the lectures and workshops you attend you’ll be given certifications for those.

We hope we have shone a light on the unique blend of European and Tamil architecture, which makes this quaint town so special. So the next time you’re here, hop on a bicycle or walk around the bougainvillea lined streets, to take an architectural tour of Pondicherry and get transported into a different time in history.

Study Tour Features Unesco Sites | Modern Architecture | Comtempary Architecture | Mughal Architecture
Accommodation 3 Star or above category hotels
Study Tour Highlights
Site Visits Interact with Top Architects Sketching Material Study Tour Report
Special Support
Female Coordinators Local Architect Doctor on the Tour Local Cuisine


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