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Pondicherry – The French Connection


Pondicherry, also known as Puducherry or Pondy, has been a French colony until 1954. It is a beachside union territory in Tamil Nadu. Puducherry, a French settlement full of old bougainvillea draped French style houses, gorgeous churches and fresh modern French style looking shops, bright-colored cafes and restaurants providing an exotic character Pondicherry. Pondy never ceases to surprise you with its unique style cafes and restaurants serving impeccable lip-smacking French as well as international cuisine. Pondicherry, a famous beach town, offers a fantastic nightlife with numerous clubs and beach parties. This quaint little French town of India will not let you want to go back and leave you wanting more.

How to reach Pondicherry?

One can reach Pondicherry via an extensive network of roadways, railways, and air. Chennai is the nearest airport to Pondicherry at a distance of 151 kilometers. Villupuram is the nearest railway station. There are tri-weekly trains from Bangalore and Mumbai, along with other major cities in India. The best connectivity is by road as multiple buses ply daily to and fro between Chennai and Bangalore and other surrounding towns. Alternatively, one could book a taxi or coach from any of the destinations. Any more doubts on how to reach Pondicherry?

Pondicherry tourism

Pondicherry is a charming beach town. Its French-styled architecture allures tourists from all over. Pondicherry tourism has a lot to offer, from azure beaches, churches, eclectic nightlife, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, French-style cafes, and much more. Pondicherry tourism has well-organized packages with many stay options such as hotels, homestays, and various exquisite Pondicherry resorts. With hands full of activities, one may still wonder what things to do in Pondicherry or the best places to visit in Pondicherry. Let us explore and discover Pondicherry.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Pondicherry, a quaint beach town, has a lot of thrilling activities to offer, such as the following –

guided walking tours

French colony walk

rent a bike

yoga courses

learning authentic Indian meal with Pondicherrian family

Jeep tours

Places to visit in Pondicherry

The best time to visit Pondicherry is between October to March. Some places to visit in Pondicherry, which will fascinate you, are visiting Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Paradise Beach, Rock Beach, Seaside Promenade, The Basilica of The Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

Resorts in Pondicherry

There are many hotels, homestays, resorts, and restaurants in Pondicherry. Since Pondicherry experiences a good flow of tourists all year round, there are bound to be some beautiful resorts like the Club Mahindra resort at Manapet, Puducherry. This Pondicherry resort is a perfect escapade from the boredom of city life. Revel in the mini France of India with resorts in Pondicherry. Make your stay at the Manapet, Puducherry unforgettable with an in-house spa therapy, yoga in the lawns, Bollywood dance workshop, lunch and breakfast at seashellz restaurant, Auroville, white town tour, and much more. With its extravagant hospitality and exquisite fine dining, the resort is one of the best multi-cuisine restaurants in Pondicherry. Leave behind your worries with your luxurious stay at the club Mahindra resorts in Pondicherry.

Experience the quiet beaches, crumbling churches, and bougainvillea draped French-style homes, cafes, night clubs, and Auroville at Pondicherry with all the luxury only at the Club Mahindra's resort at Manapet, Puducherry.

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