THINGS TO DO IN PONDICHERRY

ABOUT PONDICHERRY

With the official name as Puducherry, Pondicherry is situated in the south-east coast of India in the state of Tamil Nadu. This beautiful town includes a number of statues in the areas, which gives you the feeling connected to the past of the British and French presence. That well explains the colonial street and the buildings giving a remarkably amazing feeling of the history and the geography as well. There are various major attractions in this town related to the culture inherited.  Pondicherry history has been marked as a beginning from the arrival of the foreigners of French, British, Dutch and the British.

The place still holds the foreign culture and tradition of the French, not just in the structure of the town and the buildings in it but also in the culture followed by the people, with the migrants from the French people to Puducherry from the initial time.

How to reach Pondicherry?

Pondi is one among the most beautiful and peaceful place in the Southern Region which is easily available through various routes.
The nearest airport to Pondicherry is the Pondicherry Airport itself, but it is accessible only to the training and flying school and also to small flights. It can accommodate only the small flights and has direct flights only from Bangalore and Hyderabad. The second nearest airport to Pondicherry is the Chennai International Airport, which is located almost 149Km away.
The nearest railway station to Pondicherry is Villianur Railway Station, which is 7Km away but the most used and accessible railway station near Pondicherry is Villupuram Railway Station which is around 40Km away from Pondicherry.
Pondicherry is easily accessible through road as it falls on National Highway 45 that connects the major cities. And therefore, reaching Pondicherry is never a difficult task at all.

  • From Bangalore to Pondicherry
    A trip from Bangalore to Pondicherry can be planned through various routes. There are direct flights available from Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore to Pondicherry Airport as well as Chennai International Airport. The distance between Bangalore and Pondicherry by road is almost 350Km and varies depending on the National Highway, which taken a journey of almost 6-7Hours.
    There are direct train available from Bangalore as well as connected Trains are available from various stations of Bangalore.
  • From Mumbai to Pondicherry
    Taking a road trip between Mumbai and Pondicherry is going to take a little longer as it is almost 1,300Km which would take almost a day’s journey. There are no direct flights between Mumbai and Pondicherry. All are connected flights available from Bangalore, Hyderabad or Chennai International Airport. The railway station, Villupuram is almost 40-50Km away from Pondicherry.
  • From Hyderabad to Pondicherry
    The distance between Hyderabad and Pondicherry is 780Km which is a journey of almost 13 Hours.
    There are direct flights from the Hyderabad Airport to Pondicherry Airport, which would be easy to travel through air. There are railway services available as well to the Villupuram Station.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Want to experience a little of freedom and adventure in the peaceful town of Pondicherry?
Here are few amazing things you shouldn’t miss being in Pondicherry.

    • ON A TOUR
      The town of Pondicherry id referred to as a peaceful place filled with a variety of beauty. And therefore, the first thing to do after you land is to take a vast look at the whole town with a tour. Be to yourself and discover the places. Take a Bike on rent or a cycle and begin the tour on yourself.
    • SCUBA DIVING
      Located in the coastline of the Bay of Bengal, it is a heavenly destination for scuba diving in the country. The clear water in this region gives stunning view of the aquatic life and a mesmerising moment of beauty.
    • THE SHOPPING
      Who wouldn’t love shopping? Never return from Pondicherry empty handed. There are various Bazaars and the street markets that are always happy to welcome the visitors with the exciting products available there.
    • THE BEACHES
      There are multiple beaches in this area. And when you get a chance make sure you have a visit to all the beaches here.
    • THE FOOD
      Entering a different city itself produces a vibe of taste in us. The taste for its beauty, the taste for its culture and lifestyle, the taste for its deliciousness. There are a number of cafes and restaurants in the City of Pondicherry that serves the best taste adding up the spices of not just the southern flavour but also the French touch in it.
What are the best places to visit in Pondicherry?

THE BEACHES
Pondicherry is known for its famous beaches like the Auroville Beach, Rock Beach, Paradise Beach, Reppo Beach, Serenity Beach, Mahi Beach, which are the famous attractions of the place known its clear waters, clean beach and the varied aquatic life.

THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE
One of the most renowned historical places in Pondicherry is the old Lighthouse that was built during the French rule. This amazing structure which was once used as the guide in the sea rests today as a memory and a pride of its amazing structure and architecture.

MONUMENTS AND STATUES
There are various statues and monuments situated in the location that still stands as a matter of pride.
The Gandhi Mandapam Statue, Kargil War Memorial, Joan Of Arc Statue, French War Memorial, Dupleix Statue and a lot more to visit.

FRENCH TOWN
The French Town or the French Colony in Pondicherry still stands as a beauty of architecture and the structure of the French rule. It is quite a popular and charming place as a destination to the travellers.

What are the happening places in Pondicherry?

PUBS AND NIGHT CLUBS
The best happening place in Pondicherry is definitely the nightlife. The happening places other than a romantic walk on the beaches are the night clubs and the pubs.

RESTAURANTS
The place gives the best restaurants for a candle light dinner with the memorable moments as well as the romantic and friendly peaceful ambience.

How safe is Pondicherry as a solo women traveller?

Pondi is one the major tourist attractions in the country on the coastal sides. And a large number of riders and travellers visit and leave the place and a good number of them are solo women travellers. The place not just peaceful in its winds but also through the streets and the roads as well.

Which is the best beach in Pondicherry?

All the beaches are equally the best with the varied activities and beauty. But the most known beach in Pondi is the Promenade Beach. It is the famous attraction, which is also known as Rock Beach with a stretch of 1.2Km.