A French colony up to 1954, Puducherry earlier known as Pondicherry is a small conclave in India that retains a distinctly French ambience and culture. This small, quiet Union Territory is well known for its fine cuisine and good hotels. The Ashram founded by Sri Aurobindo, the well-known philosopher, attracts thousands of people from all over the country and abroad who come here to learn yoga and to meditate. Puducherry is definitely a place to unwind for a great weekend getaway from Chennai or Bengaluru.
Summer 34 - 24 C
Winter 25 - 31.2 C
Through out the year
Getting to Puducherry
The nearest airport is Chennai. 165 km
Puducherry is connected by train directly to Chennai via Villupuram.
Puducherry is connected by good motorable roads
303 km from Bengaluru
70 km from Chidambaram
130 km from Kanchipuram
165 km from Chennai
100 km from Mamallapuram
170 km from Thanjavur
100 km from Tiruvannamalai
196 km from Trichy via Vriddachalam
There are state transport express buses and private buses connecting Puducherry with Chennai, Nagapattinam, Karaikal, Tanjore, Chidambaram, Cuddalore, etc.