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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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Is buffet dinner facility available in any hotel near bus station pondicherry?


Seema Singh

how to go to auroville from here?


Seema Singh

we will reach pondicherry today and want to visit places there and then Chennai and drop to airport... please suggest


Allwyn Dsouza

Mantri mandir is a must visit place. Next place should be the Promenade, quite a few places to visit nearby there

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how is the climate today 29th Jun?


PVijaya Kumar


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hey.. i m planning my trip to Pondicherry around 15th july... can i plz get some help about the season... is it worth going there at this point of time considering monsoon??


Varun Gupta

Yes, if it is raining, it will be very pleasent and beautiful. Pondicherry is not affected by summer monsoons. There is very less chance of rain

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does unmarried couples allowed in this resort


Karthik Chowdhary

does couple allowed in this hotel


Nishna Arumughan

I think yes, but we were two girls

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give suggestion for unmarried couples allowed hotels in pondicherry


GANESAN Venkatesan

Bon Sejour ... Has no restructons

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Looking for a cheapest hotel near the beach. Please suggest.



Dear Sharan kindly contact Mr. Deepak-9944954173 for details.

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Does superior deluxe AC room accomodate 2 adults ??


Dinesh Kumar

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