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Pondicherry Travel Guide

Pondicherry is beautiful hangover, not from French wine but from a French colonial past. Puducherry lies sunsoaked on the...

Pondicherry is beautiful hangover, not from French wine but from a French colonial past. Also known as Puducherry, this place lies sunsoaked on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal in Tamil Nadu state. A light fragrant air lingers in Puducherry. The sun kissed beaches invite you for a romantic getaway or to take a river cruise or camp on the seaside. The Pondicherry Travel Guide goes for a stroll through streets with French names or dig deep into the colourful market place. A classy dinner in a colonial bungalow ....tre bien !!!!

This popular tourist destination is a union territory of India. Pondicherry tourism is held together strongly by its architecture, mosques, churches, culture and food. Puducherry is most popular due to its French connection. Pondicherry Travel Guide provides information about this region. The town of Pondicherry is located about 162 km south of Chennai (Madras), The main languages spoken in the region include Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. Apart form this, English and French are the other languages spoken by local people.

Some of the charming tourist places in Pondicherry include Basilica of the sacred heart of Jesus, Jawahar Toy Museum, Arikamedu, Bharathidasan Museum, Botanical Garden. One can refer to Pondicherry travel guide to know about weather of Pondicherry, festivals of Pondicherry, how to reach Pondicherry and Pondicherry tourist places.

Moreover, the Pondicherry Travel Guide maneuvers some excellent tour Packages and drives you to the French era and takes you to the erstwhile heritage of the gothic era and offers you to spend a rejuvenating holiday in the ideal resorts where you can enchant a soothing Ayurvedic massage amid the tranquil ambiance.

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How to Reach Pondicherry

Clung to South Eastern coast of peninsular India, Pondicherry with its unique colonial appearance firmly draws in travellers – leisure and honeymooners – round the globe. Overlooking the rage of Bay of Bengal this tranquil city, beholding the Pondicherry Ashram and French Colony at one end and the unexploited hues of beaches, en circles some of the popular tourist destinations in India as well as heritage towns. One can reach Pondicherry by road from Chennai, covering an approximate distance of 162 kms whereas it is just 160 kms from Vellore to Pondicherry. One travelling from Coimbatore to Pondicherry needs to cover a distance of 380kms en route Salem-Kanyakumari Highway, Salem-Ulundurpettai Highway and Tiruchi-Chennai Highway. The distance from Tirupati to Pondicherry is approximately 260kms whereas it is only 100kms from Mahabalipuram and from Madurai to Pondicherry it is 340kms approximately. The approximate distance from Kanyakumari to Pondicherry is 600kms and it takes one to drive approximately 9 hours to 10 hours. Buses ply from Bangalore to Pondicherry that takes approximately 6 to 7 hours and covers a distance of 320kms en route Hosur and Uthangarai. From Hyderabad to Pondicherry it is approximately 790kms whereas it is just 560kms from Cochin by road.

If you are planning to reach Pondicherry by air then there are scheduled flights to Pondicherry from New Delhi, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. The closest international as well as busy domestic airport is in Chennai.

Pondicherry hosts its own railway station that connects the city with all other major cities like Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Kanpur. So, one planning to reach Pondicherry by train has got wider options.

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Friends, kindly suggest how is Pondicherry for honeymoon in December ? We will come from Delhi, so what route should we take? How are the beaches?
it's not an happening places for honey moon couples if you wanna stay in December and you can take route from Chennai nearest airport and take an air conditioned bus to reach pondi in 3 hours
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I am coming To Pondy to celebrate my friend's birthday. Please mention name of hotels which arrange anything for birthday at 12.
Yes, purple resorts hotel arrange cake rooms Replied by purpleresorts pondicherry
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Is there a pure vegetarian hotel apart from ashram gues house in Pondicherry?
You can stay at Surguru hotel. They have pure veg restaurant. You can have food there even if you are not staying.
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Whats the current weather situation in Pondicherry. How much is it affected by Cyclone Vardah? Im booked in Vedanta wake up on 26th Dec. Is it the right time to visit Pondicherry?
absolutely no problem because of the cyclone you can enjoy Pondi and it's good time to have fun
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I am planning to visit Pondicherry with my family and 4 kids during Christmas. Can anyone please suggest a good & reasonable hotel for 3 nights?
Greetings from Hotel Bonsejour... Hotel bon sejour is too good for family and a very safe and comfortable Hotel to stay ,it is very close to the New bus stop
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