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About puducherry

Shady streets dotted with colorful, colonial-era buildings boasting of splendid architecture, adorn this erstwhile French colony of Pondicherry or Pondy. Also known as Puducherry, it is a Union Territory town which shares its boundary with Tamil Nadu state. Such is the allure of the French influence that you might get tricked into believing that you are in a small town, somewhere in France. From the French War Memorial and the Botanical Garden to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, each place has its own charm. Even in the streets of Pondicherry, you can find French restaurants and people speaking in French.\r\n\r\nEqually enchanting is the spiritual appeal of Pondicherry. Sri Aurobindo Ashram attracts devotees from all over the world. The nearby township of Auroville is based on the teachings of Mirra Alfassa, who was the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. The city is also home to a number of churches, temples, and mosques. \r\n\r\nThe several beaches in Pondicherry are so beautiful and serene that even time seems to halt. These beaches are so captivating and tranquil that the only sound you can hear is that of the sea waves. Stroll around the sandy stretches or just relax and meditate; they have a certain calming effect on your senses that is hard to ignore.

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  • Best time to visit puducherry Winter sets in by December and lasts till March. It is also considered a good time to visit, as the minimum te...Read More
  • How to reach puducherry Currently, the only flight to Pondicherry Airport is Air Pegasus, from Bangalore. Tourists from other cities i...Read More
  • Transport In puducherry Pondicherry is served by Puducherry Road Transport Corporation (PRTC), which connects it to various parts in t...Read More
  • People of puducherry Pondicherry is home to 675,000 people, out of which Tamil people form a majority. There are sizeable communiti...Read More
  • Languages of puducherry The official languages of Pondicherry are Tamil and French. Tamil is the most widely spoken language, followed...Read More
  • History of puducherry The history of the city of Pondicherry dates back to the arrival of British, Dutch, Portuguese and French colo...Read More
  • Culture of puducherry The culture of Pondicherry is diverse and vibrant. The city has a strong influence of French culture. Each yea...Read More
  • Weather of puducherry Pondicherry has a tropical, wet and dry climate, comparable to coastal Tamil Nadu. Summers last from April to ...Read More
  • Map of puducherry The city of Pondicherry is located in the Union Territory of Puducherry (formerly known as Pondicherry), which...Read More

Best Places to visit in puducherry

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Statue of Dupleix

Statue of Dupleix

Landmark

Spend approx 1 hour

A major landmark that reminds you of the history of Pondicherry i...
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Auroville

Auroville

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 3 hours

Auroville - the City of Dawn inhabits people of 43 different nati...
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Ousteri Wetland and National Park

Ousteri Wetland and National Park

Zoo-Wildlife

Spend approx 2 hours

On the border of Pondicherry and Tamilnadu lies Ousteri Wetland a...
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Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Gardens-Woods

Spend approx 2 hours

Botanical Garden provides you the much-needed solace from the opp...
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Kasha Ki Aasha

Kasha Ki Aasha

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 700

If there is one restaurant in Puducherry that can be attributed t...
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Surguru

Surguru

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 300 onwards

If you are a true fan of South-Indian cuisine, you will be deligh...
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Satsanga

Satsanga

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 1000

Thinking of lazing around in some place relaxed and comfortable f...
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Le Club

Le Club

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 1400

Inspired by French culture and cuisine, the entire restaurant is ...
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Rendezvous

Rendezvous

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1200

Rendezvous is a famous bar cum restaurant of Puducherry located i...
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L'Aqua Bar

L'Aqua Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1200

Wildly popular among tourists as well as locals, L’Aqua Bar has e...
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Asta - The Spirited Lounge

Asta The Spirited Lounge

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1100

Asta - The Spirited Lounge is owned by The Sunway GRT Grand Pondi...
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Toxic Bar

Toxic Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1000

Located inside Hotel Atithi, Toxic Bar is one of the most famous ...
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Holiday Packages In puducherry

  • puducherry
    Pondicherry with Aurobindo Ashram - Ex Bangalore
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.15,217
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • puducherry
    Peaceful Pondicherry & Aurobindo Ashram Ex Chennai - Monsoon Special
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,119
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • puducherry
    Scenic Kodaikanal Lake - Falls - Valleys
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.8,499
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In puducherry

  • puducherry
    Affordable Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.8,499
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • puducherry
    Family Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,049
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • puducherry
    Sightseeing Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,119
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Popular Domestic Destinations

  • manali
    manali
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.4,750
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • goa
    goa
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.6,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kashmir
    kashmir
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.10,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in puducherry

  • Hotel Aksharadha
    Hotel Aksharadha
    Pondicherry
    One night from
    Rs.2,499
  • Treebo Trend Grace Inn White Town
    Treebo Trend Grace Inn White Town
    Pondicherry
    One night from
    Rs.3,378
  • Treebo Trip Red Lotus Heritage
    Treebo Trip Red Lotus Heritage
    Pondicherry
    One night from
    Rs.3,403
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Popular Flights To puducherry

    • BLRBengaluru
      PNYPondicherry
    • Spicejet
      SG-3419
    • 12:35 13:35
      Non Stop
    • 01h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,091
    • HYDHyderabad
      PNYPondicherry
    • Spicejet
      SG-1004
    • 09:45 11:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 40m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,455
    • VGAVijayawada
      PNYPondicherry
    • Spicejet
      SG-1004
    • 08:25 11:25
      Non Stop
    • 03h 00m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,626
    • BOMMumbai
      PNYPondicherry
    • Spicejet
      SG-789
    • 00:40 13:35
      1 Stop
    • 12h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,551
    • PNQPune
      PNYPondicherry
    • Spicejet
      SG-519
    • 05:55 13:35
      1 Stop
    • 07h 40m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.7,292
    • DELDelhi
      PNYPondicherry
    • Spicejet
      SG-191
    • 06:20 13:35
      1 Stop
    • 07h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,390
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