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Chennai, India to Puducherry by Train and Puducherry to Auroville by Taxi — By Jennifer Shipp
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Chennai, India to Puducherry by Train and Puducherry to Auroville by Taxi — By Jennifer Shipp

Auroville is close to Puducherry (also known as Pondicherry or Pondi), only about 6 to 7 miles away. After you arrive at the train station, you can proceed to the street outside and hire a rickshaw to take you to Auroville. Make sure you negotiate the cost of the trip with your driver and write down the agreed upon amount before you set out. Don’t pay up front for a rickshaw ride.

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Train Travel in India vs. Train Travel in Thailand — By Jennifer Shipp
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Train Travel in India vs. Train Travel in Thailand — By Jennifer Shipp

People always say that for travelers, an essential Indian experience is taking the train. Now that we’ve taken a train, I can understand these sentiments better, especially since we’ve taken train trips in other countries too.

There are relatively few areas of the world that are thoroughly connected by train. India happens to be one of these places. Thailand and Southeast Asia is another ...
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