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Le Dupleix, Pondicherry

Getting There


By Air
Chennai has an international airport, which directly connects to the highway to Pondicherry.

By Rail
Pondicherry railway station is directly linked to New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, and Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest junction, Viluppuram, which is just 33 kms from Pondicherry is well connected to all the major cities.
 

By Road
Pondicherry is best accessible by road from Chennai, Bangalore and Kerala.

Pondicherry Local Information:
A Tamil culture with a strong French flavour and a cosmopolitanvibe  make Pondicherry a place definitely worth visiting. Blessed gracefully by nature, the entire region is dotted by pretty water bodies, stretching greens and a serene ambiance. Mostly untouched and least crowded, the calm and serenity Pondicherry affords is simply amazing. The serenity of the place drew the Sri Aurobindo Ashram here which in turn attracts millions who come here to seek spirituality. A famous monument here is the AayiMandapam at the centre of the Park. The French Consulate, Raj Nivas, the former palace of Dupleix, Botanical Gardens, ChunnambarBoat House, Bharathi Park, Museum, Romain Rolland Library, Botanical Garden, Anglo-French textile mills, the 400-year old banyan tree at Keezhoor are worth visiting. The city is also a comfortable base to explore nearby interesting places, some of which are Auroville, the city of unity, Kanchipuram, the temple town andMamallapuram, the heritage town.