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Pondicherry or Puducherry is a city and capital of the Union Territory of Pondicherry and is one of the famous holiday spots in South India. It is among the best two-day trip from Bangalore and Chennai. Pondicherry is situated along the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal.

The Union Territory of Puducherry involves four waterfront areas to be specific Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe, and Yanam. Puducherry and Karaikal are arranged on the East Coast of Tamil Nadu, Yanam in Andhra Pradesh and Mahe on the West Coast in Kerala. This place is also a beloved place for tourists to visit in Tamil Nadu.

Attractions: Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Beach / Promenade Beach, Matrimandir – Auroville, Chunnambar Boat House, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum, Botanical Garden, Bharathi Park / Government Park, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Mahatma Gandhi Statue, etc…

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Best Time to visit: October to March

Peak Season: November to January

How to Reach

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Chennai at distances of  150 km.
  • By Rail: Villupuram Junction railway station, just 37 km away, is the closest railway station to Pondicherry. 
  • By Road: A number of state and private buses run frequent intervals from most South Indian cities including Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Mahabalipuram. Those tourists from Chennai are in for visual pleasure as the East Coast Road famous to Pondicherry is an amazingly beautiful roadway, having sand knoll one side and the ocean on the other.  Cabs are also available from major cities of the state.

Popular Restaurants: LA VILLA, Crepe in Touch, Sri Kamatchi Non-Veg Hotel, Les Chefs, Coromandel Cafe, Surguru, Palais de Mahe, LB2 Lounge Pondy, Surguru, etc… Read more

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