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Tamil Nadu, India

Much famed to be the French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry or Puducherry happens to be one of the famous tourist places in India for those who are looking forward to a laid-back beach vacation. Witness the beautiful culture of this quaint little French town and savouring the delicious seafood is a must when in Pondy.

Best time to visit: October to March
How to reach

  • By air: Chennai airport is the nearest airport to Pondicherry which is located at a distance of 125 kms when traveled via the East Coast Road (ECR).
  • By rail: Villupuram Railway Junction is the closest railhead to Pondicherry located at a distance of just 37 kms.
  • By road: Pondicherry is the most accessible via the ECR road from the neighboring cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Madurai, Trichy, and Egmore.

Attractions: The Seaside Promenade, Paradise Beach, Auroville Ashram, Chunnambar Boat House, Basilica of Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Sri Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

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