Places to Visit
The Sacred Hearts of Jesus Church
The Eglise de Notre Dame de Lourdes
Chunnambar Boat house
Pondicherry is situated at a distance of about 160 kms south of Chennai on the Coromandel coast.Pondicherry is surrounded by Bay of Bengal on East, and on the other sides are the South Arcot District of Tamilnadu.
Pondicherry does not have any airport with in its boundary. But it lies very close to Chennai, which has an international airport. Chennai is accessible from all over the country. Almost all public and private airlines operate regular flights to and from Chennai.
The East Coast Highway is one of the best routes to Pondicherry from Chennai. There are frequent buses to Pondicherry from Chennai and Villupuram. There are two main bus stands in Pondicherry, the State Express Bus stand and the General bus stand both ,located close to each other downtown. A good road network, originating from National Highway 45, covers Pondicherry. The most convenient way to Pondicherry is either from Chennai (150kms) and Bangalore (320kms).
The nearest railway is Villupuram (36 kms), which is connected to Chennai and Madurai / Trivandrum. One can also take a train from Bangalore to Cuddalore and then reach Pondicherry by road
Important Near by Cities
Chidamabaram - 68kms
Thanjavore - 198kms
Mahabalipuram - 105kms
Chennai - 163kms
Bangalore - 303kms