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Pondicherry Packages
Pondicherry 3N by Bus from Bangalore | 4 Days 3 Nights

Pondicherry 3N by Bus from Bangalore

4 Days 3 Nights

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Pondicherry :  Hotel Atithi
Pondicherry Getaway with Forest Trail (Online Only) | 3 Days 2 Nights

Pondicherry Getaway with Forest Trail (Online Only)

3 Days 2 Nights

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Pondicherry :  Club Mahindra Puduch...Pondicherry :  The PromenadeView more
Short Break Pondicherry | 3 Days 2 Nights

Short Break Pondicherry

3 Days 2 Nights

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Pondicherry :  Tamizh ParkPondicherry :  The PromenadeView more
Awesome Pondicherry | 4 Days 3 Nights

Awesome Pondicherry

4 Days 3 Nights

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Pondicherry :  Tamizh ParkPondicherry :  Le DupleixView more
Refreshing Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry | 5 Days 4 Nights

Refreshing Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry

5 Days 4 Nights

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Mahabalipuram :  The Ayur ResortPondicherry :  Tamizh ParkView more

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Things to Do in Pondicherry

  • Ananda Ranga Pillai House

    Located right opposite the Grand Bazaar on Ranga Pillai Street, Ananda Ranga Pillai House is one of the oldest buildings in the town. Doubtlessly a must-visit attraction, this house belongs to Ananda Ranga Pillai- a courtier of Joseph Francois Dupleix (former French governor of Pondicherry).

    Built in the year 1735, this building flaunts a flawless blend of Asian and European architecture styles. The building's ground floor, featuring a spacious courtyard with wooden pillars, resembles a typical Tamil house. On the building's first floor, there is a terrace that exhibits European Gothic design.

    Although many buildings were ransacked by the British when they conquered Pondicherry in the year 1761, this building remained unharmed.

  • French Institute of Pondicherry

    Declared a 'National Treasure of India' by the Government of India, the French Institute of Pondicherry is an interesting place to visit. Inaugurated in the year 1955 as Institut Français d'Indologie, this educational institute has been established in accordance with the Treaty of Cession of French Territories in India.

    In present times, this research centre is jointly supervised by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE) and French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). It is an integral part of a network of 27 research centres associated with MAEE, and is registered in the World Memories of UNESCO.

    This financially autonomous education centre carries out research and training in the fields of Indology, Social Sciences and Ecology. It strives to fulfil two primary missions - Promotion of Knowledge and Training through Scientific Events, Exhibitions, Seminars and Publications. In addition to updated scientific laboratories, the French Institute of Pondicherry houses a library that is stocked with around 60000 books and e-books as well as 800 journals. Owing to its educational prominence in India and abroad, it is visited by scholars and tourists from all parts of the world year-round.

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How to Reach Pondicherry

By Air

The airport at Pondicherry can accommodate landing of a small aircraft only and has flights coming in from Bangalore and Hyderabad. However, you can get a connecting flight if you are coming from Delhi, Kochi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Chennai is the second nearest domestic as well as international airport which is approximately 135 kilometres away from Pondicherry. The Chennai airport is well connected to all major cities across the globe. Once you reach at the airport, you can hire a private taxi to reach Pondicherry.


By Bus

There are several buses that ply frequently from Chennai, Thanjaur, Trichy, Coimbatore, Bangalore and Madurai to Pondicherry. Both private and state-owned buses are available. The bus fare will depend upon the distance covered.


By Train

The nearest rail station from Pondicherry is Villupuram, which is about 35 kilometres away from the town. The railhead is well-connected to cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and Trivandrum. Two of the most popular trains are New Delhi Pondicherry Express and Nagarcoli Express. Once you reach at the station, you can hire a taxi that will drive you to the city.

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Best Time to Visit Pondicherry

The airport at Pondicherry can accommodate landing of a small aircraft only and has flights coming in from Bangalore and Hyderabad. However, you can get a connecting flight if you are coming from Delhi, Kochi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Chennai is the second nearest domestic as well as international airport which is approximately 135 kilometres away from Pondicherry. The Chennai airport is well connected to all major cities across the globe. Once you reach at the airport, you can hire a private taxi to reach Pondicherry.

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