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Sita Cultural Center

Pondicherry, India
About Sita Cultural Center
Sita Cultural centre welcomes you in Pondicherry to discover Indian and western traditions. We're glad to offer you various activities: Yoga and dance, Pondy Cycle Tour, Indian cooking class, Kolam and Mehendi, Pilates, massages… Our teachers are able to give class in French or in English. Come, discover and practice Arts! INDIAN TOURISTS Sita Cultural centre welcomes you in Pondicherry to discover Indian and western traditions. If you’re here for a short stay, we have a large range of activities available: our best seller, the Pondy Cycle Tour is made for you. For information on the dedicated TripAdvisor page of the PCT. Also you can have a Cheese cooking class: an experience of the occidental cheese making methods, with a French professional. We offer western massages too: Thai and foot reflexology. Our teachers are both Indian and French, they would be able to give class in English. Come, discover and practice Arts!
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Pondicherry City Bike Tour with Breakfast

Cover more ground in a short time on a bike tour of Pondicherry that includes the use of a vintage-style bicycle. Pedal along beachside promenades and cobblestone streets to see the seaside city's colonial architecture, flower-filled parks, and French, Tamil, and Muslim neighborhoods. Stop for a garden breakfast that is included, with a choice of South Indian- or French-style fare.
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2 hours
from $28.21

Indian Cooking Class in Pondicherry

Learn how to cook traditional South Indian fare with this cooking class. You'll start your experience by choosing what you want to make from around 30 different dishes, with lots of vegetarian options available. After a trip to the nearby Goubert Market to pick up ingredients, your class will begin, with hands-on instruction every step of the way. Once your food is prepared, it's time to eat...and you'll get to do so the traditional way, using banana leaves for plates.


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4 hours
from $28.21

Traditional Kolam Class in Pondicherry

South India is known for its lush scenery and standout attractions, but the best entry-point into the picturesque region is through its craft traditions. During this unique and instructive lesson, you’ll discover the art of Kolam, rice powder-painted patterns that Indian women draw in front of their homes. Both children and adults are welcome to this family-friendly workshop, which gives insights into local cultures.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $9.62

Mehendi Art Class in Pondicherry

If you’ve ticked off the sights and are eager for more in-depth cultural experience, then this family-friendly workshop has you covered. Perfect for both kids and adults, this hands-on lesson teaches the time-honored Indian tradition of Mehendi, decorative designs drawn on hands and feet. Learn the history of the ancient art form as you make your own natural paste then practice tracing lines, building up to elaborate patterns.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $11.54
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Culture670036 wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I had attended this workshop in December, 2019. It was conducted very well. The science behind Kolam and the procedure followed traditionally were very explained by the instructor.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Ramesh P wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom104 contributions10 helpful votes
What can I say - such a stunning half day spent with the wonderful Manisha. Not only is she passionate about cooking and natural ingredients, she is such a lovely person and we thoroughly enjoyed speaking with her. This class is informative, educational and entertaining. Her recipes are easy to follow and so tasty! Must do, take my word for it!
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Alan R wrote a review Feb 2020
Civray, France135 contributions4 helpful votes
I signed up to a Creole cooking course. It was great. Learning to cook mutton meatballs mutton chops and a semolina cake. The course helped me figure out what I have been doing wrong in my Indian cooking. That was wonderful. One more cooking course signed up, for more South Indian cooking. It's great.
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Molly Stanbridge wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand24 contributions9 helpful votes
Great cooking class where we learnt how to cook traditional South Indian recipes in Lakshmi’s home. It was very authentic and if you love Idli and Dosa , this is a must do! We learnt so much from Lakshmi (not just about the cooking but also about Indian traditions and her life).
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Sam C wrote a review Feb 2020
Barcelona, Spain52 contributions18 helpful votes
My partner and I did a fantastic cooking class with LAKSHMI in her own home. She was a great teacher and explained in detail about each recipe and the techniques required. Highly reccommend
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Date of experience: January 2020