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Pondicherry

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A mixture of the French and Indian cultures, Pondicherry is a beach-side union territory located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Until 1954, Pondicherry was a French settlement. This former French colony is a perfect amalgamation of the traditional Indian sensibilities and French architecture, the old Bougainvillea-draped French-style houses, churches, and even the newly built French-style shops, bright coloured cafes and restaurants give Pondicherry its exotic character, making it a dreamy escape that offers the best of both worlds.
The streets of the French Quarter of Pondicherry, are dotted with mesmerising yellow colonial structures with bougainvillaea laden walls. These are interspersed with cosy cafes and chic boutiques that offer delectable French cuisine and beverages. Wandering through these streets can give a traveler an insight into the fairytale charm of Pondicherry, and its unique identity.


Places to Visit
Aurobindo Ashram
Pondicherry Beach
Botanical Gardens
Museums
Cottage Industries
The Sacred Hearts of Jesus Church
The Eglise de Notre Dame de Lourdes
Varadharaja Temple
Chunnambar Boat house

Location
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.

Getting There
By Air
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.

By Road
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).

By Rail
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

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