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Sita Cultural Centre Puducherry Entry Fee

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Sita Cultural Centre Puducherry Phone

0413 420 0718
0994 401 6128

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Sita Cultural Centre Puducherry Address: No-22, Kandappa Mudaliar St, MG Road Area, , Puducherry, 605001, India

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Sita Cultural Centre Puducherry Timings

Day Timing
Monday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wedesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday Closed / Holiday
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South Indian Traditional Arts society (or SITA Cultural Centre) isn’t a regular tourist spot. But it’s where you can discover and learn about the Pondy culture and many Indian traditions. It organises vivid classes and workshops in varied art forms.

Sita Cultural Centre is a Franco-Indian training and educational centre. It organises regular classes on traditional dance forms like Bharatanatyam and Indian martial arts Kalaripayattu. It also offers fun and interesting workshops to learn to cook, imprint mehndi on hands, and draw Kolam designs.

It is a charming place to learn about the Pondy culture. You get hands-on practice with South Indian arts and learn a new skill while you unwind and relax. You can enjoy the Pondy cycle tour and rejuvenating massages too.

Sita Cultural Centre Pondicherry also hosts stage performances, art exhibitions and many other cultural events.

Things to do at Sita Cultural Centre

1. Ride a cycle around the town – Sita Cultural Centre cycle tour is a 2-hour guided tour in the morning. You ride along the beachside promenades and narrow streets, witnessing the cultural traditions and architecture of the neighbourhoods. You can also explore colourful wall graffiti around the town during street art cycle rides and photography classes.

2. Learn to cook traditional dishes – You can learn to cook traditional South Indian dishes in the cooking classes. Here, you can unlock the secrets of French cooking and Creole cooking too. Pastry and baking sessions are also held. You can share a meal with a Pondy family too, getting a taste of the Pondicherry cuisine.

3. Get trained in different dance forms – SITA society has different dance classes teaching traditional Bharatanatyam, classical ballet, Bollywood dance style and many more dance forms. Sita Cultural Centre even has sessions for Pilates, Yoga and meditation, apart from dance classes.

4. Attend south Indian art workshops – You can learn to make Jimikki style earrings and pendants and flower garlands in the workshops here. Mehndi art classes, Kolam design sessions and Thanjavur painting workshops are also conducted. Then, you can also learn to drape a saree in the saree wearing workshop.

5. Pick up a new language – SITA holds regular language classes for English, French, and Tamil. Individual classes are available. But you can join the groups and learn about different cultures along with the languages.

6. Relax yourself with massages – Sita Cultural Centre also has professional therapists for Reflexology foot massages and calming and nourishing Ayurvedic body massages. You can get relaxing Thai massages too. And you can even learn different massage treatments in the workshops here, along with the benefits of Ayurvedic medicines.

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Sita Cultural Centre Timings and Entry Fee

Except for Sunday, Sita Cultural Centre is open on all days of the week. It is open from 9 AM to 7.30 PM, and the activities are divided among two shifts. The morning shift is from 9 AM to 1 PM, and the afternoon shift is from 3 PM to 7.30 PM.

And the timing for the morning Pondicherry city bike tour is from 7 AM to 9 AM.

The entry to Sita Cultural Centre is free for all. But the activities are charged as per the group size and availability. You'll need to enquire and book in advance.

Best Time to visit Sita Cultural Centre

Most of the activities are carried out indoors. So, you can visit Sita Cultural Centre anytime during the year. But it’s best to visit it during winter (November – February). It’s when the weather of Pondicherry is cool and pleasant.

Time to explore Sita Cultural Centre

Depending on your interests and the activities you booked, you can spend an entire day at Sita Cultural Centre. The cycle tours are 2-4 hours long and so are the cooking classes. The massage sessions are about an hour long. But the massage training workshops can go on for 3-5 hours. And the arts, dance and other classes usually run for around 1.5 hours.

How to reach Sita Cultural Centre Pondicherry?

Sita Cultural Centre is right within the city centre. From Puducherry bus stop, it’s about 2 km away, and from the railway station; only a few hundred metres. It is 5 km from Puducherry Airport. But the nearest major railway station is in Villupuram (about 40 km away). The nearest international airport is 150 km away, in Chennai.

And following are the different ways to reach Sita Cultural Centre –

By bicycles/motorcycles – You can hire bicycles and motorcycles in many places in Pondicherry. So, take one and spend the day at Sita Cultural Centre.

By auto/cycle-rickshaws – Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are also available in Pondicherry. And it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to reach this place.

By taxis/cabs – You can also hire taxis and cabs to reach Sita Cultural Centre. Book one from top car rental companies in Pondicherry and enjoy the comfort you need to visit all the tourist places in Pondicherry.

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