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Pondicherry

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4 ★
PlacePondicherry
AreaIndian Union Territory, India
Language Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, English
WeatherSummer 24°C to 41°C, Winter 20°C to 30°C
Plan before:1 days
Prices starting: 2030/night
Best Time: January, Feburary, December
Ideal Duration1 - 3 Days
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Pondicherry Overview
68 customer reviews

Rating
Excellent (63)
Very good (1)
Average (1)
Poor (3)
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Do's & Dont's in Pondicherry
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  • Comfortable clothes
  • Parking
  • Food Joints
  • Hidden gem
    50%
  • Cleanliness
    67%
Ranking
Ranked 2 out of 3 Places to visit in Indian Union Territory
Ranked 6 in Beach tours
Best Time to Visit Pondicherry
Best time to visit for Solo - April, August, December
Best time to visit for Couple - January, Feburary, December
Best time to visit for Family and Friends - January, April, November

Ideal duration for holidays in Pondicherry is 1 - 3 Days, Best for Weekend trips
Popular amongst travelers from chennai, bengaluru, mumbai, hyderabad, pune
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Things to do in Pondicherry
Things to do in Pondicherry

Water Activities at Paradise Beach and Karaikal Beach
The Pondicherry is the best place for adventure freaks. Paradise Beach and Karaikal Beach are two of the most popular beaches in Pondicherry for a thrilling and high energy water sports. Actives like boating, canoeing, kayaking, backwater sailing, jet skiing and overnight camping along the beach are among the most adventurous task to do in Pondicherry.
Go Cycling
Bicycle trips ensure a complete snapshot of the French capital of India in approximately two hours. Explore the city vast architecture & design, and its people on the Pondy cycle tours.Such bicycle trips ensure a detailed view of the French capital of India in the span of two hours.
Walk along the Seashore
Pondicherry is a coastal location. The Goubert Avenue beach road is the perfect location for some exciting things to do in Pondicherry with kids for sea lovers. You can do strolling and leisure walking.You can view the seafront crowded with tourists, especially during sunrise and sunset.
Go Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is one of the most thrilling and fun things to do in Pondicherry, it is a must.Pondicherry is the only diving spot on the eastern coast of India where you can scuba diving. The place consists of natural coral reefs, rocky pop-ups, man-made foods, and a plethora of marine organisms. The sea life includes coral fishes, lion fishes, kingfish, moray eels, eagle, manta rays, parrot fish, sea snakes, triggerfish, angelfish, bannerfish, and crustaceans.


Places to see in Pondicherry
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Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Pondicherry is famous for the Aurobindo Ashram. It was Founded by Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa The Mother in the year 1926. It is the major highlights in Pondicherry and is visited by thousands of people around the world. The ashram is also the Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
Auroville
It was founded in the year 1968 by Mirra Alfassa she is also known as ‘The Mother’. Auroville is a called as a universal township. It is designed by famous architect Roger Anger.Auroville is a must-visit place of Pondicherry where people of different nationalities, cultures and beliefs live together with harmony and happy.
Pondicherry Museum
The Pondicherry Museum has on showoff of a fantastic collection of sculptures, handicrafts, archaeological findings from the Arikamedu Roman settlement and items from the French colonial time. It includes furniture and coins, among other items.
Paradise Beach
The beach has an unspoiled and vast shoreline and it is lined with dense palm groves. This Paradise beach truly radiates romance at its every step. Enjoyed by beach lovers and honeymoon couples from all over the country and beyond this beach extends over several miles.


Food and Shopping in Pondicherry
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Food in Pondicherry
There are numerous bakeries and restaurants that serve the Europeans taste buds.There are also many Indian, Continental, Chinese and fast food restaurants to choose from. Pondicherry was once a french colony so it has a good French cuisine like Cafe des Arts, Rendezvous, Le Dupleix, Villa Shanti.
Shopping in Pondicherry
One of the best parts in Pondicherry is shopping it is also considered as major attractions. It has best collections of traditional and contemporary Indian art and craft handicrafts. It also has wonderful collections of shimmering jewelry, miniature paintings. It also has excellent furniture designs of rattan and cane.


How to reach Pondicherry
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Pondicherry by Road
Pondicherry is on NH45. Chennai 150 km from Pondicherry and Bangalore 320 km from Pondicherry are the nearest metros.
Pondicherry by Train
The nearest rail station from Pondicherry is Villupuram it is about 35 kilometers away from the town. It is well connected to cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and Trivandrum. Two of the most popular trains are New Delhi Pondicherry Express and Nagarcoli Express.
Pondicherry by Air
Chennai is the nearest domestic as well as international airport which is approximately 135 km away from Pondicherry. The Chennai airport is well reachable from major cities across the globe.
Pondicherry Distance from near by Places
Distance from Vellore-169 km
Distance from Chennai-173 km
Distance from Bangalore-310 km


Air Distance from places (in Kms)
Pondicherry Reviews (68)
visitor
5 ★
My overall experience in Pondicherry was Excellent.
traveler
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
user
5 ★
No photography is allowed here.
anonymous
5 ★
My overall experience in Pondicherry was Excellent. There is no entrance fee.
traveler
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Pondicherry was Excellent
visitor
5 ★
My overall experience in Pondicherry was Excellent.
traveler
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
user
5 ★
No photography is allowed here.
anonymous
5 ★
My overall experience in Pondicherry was Excellent. There is no entrance fee.
traveler
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Pondicherry was Excellent
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