The Promenade, Pondicherry
Chennai has an international airport which directly connects to the highway to Pondicherry.
Pondicherry railway station is directly linked to New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, and Thiruvananthapuram. The nearest junction, Villupuram, is just 33 kms from Pondicherry and well connected to all the major cities.
Pondicherry is best accessible by road from Chennai, Bangalore and Kerala.
Pondicherry Local Information:
A Tamil culture with a strong French flavour and a cosmopolitan vibe make Pondicherry worth visiting. Blessed by nature, the entire region is dotted by pretty water bodies, sprawling greens and a serene ambience. Mostly untouched and least crowded, the calm and serenity that Pondicherry affords is simply amazing. The serenity of the place drew Sri Aurobindo Ashram here which in turn attracts millions who come in pursuit of spirituality. A famous monument here is the Aayi Mandapam at the centre of the Park. The French Consulate, Raj Nivas, the former palace of Dupleix, Botanical Gardens, Chunnambar Boat House, Bharathi Park, Museum, Romain Rolland Library, Botanical Garden, National Fossil Wood Park, Tiruvakkarai, Anglo-French textile mills and the 400-year old banyan tree at Keezhoor are some places worth visiting. The city is also a comfortable base to explore other nearby places such as Auroville the city of unity, Kanchipuram the temple town and Mamallapuram the heritage town.