Activities And Things To Do In Pondicherry

Pondicherry has a wide range of activities to offer. Plan day-long excursions around Pondicherry, or give time a break and stroll across Rock Beach, walk up to the lighthouse for a bird’s eye view of the town or explore the various cafes.


Explore Auroville

An experimental township just 6kms out of Pondicherry town, Auroville is a universal city in the making, dedicated to the ideal of human unity based on the vision of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. It is well known for their way of living and the community is filled with lots of creative people from all over the world. Do visit their little cafes which serve delicious and varied organic food, attend events, movie screenings, interactive workshops, sessions on yoga, meditation, meetups etc.

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The Storytellers' Bar

Enjoy hanging out at the biggest bar in Pondicherry! Live music, DJ nights and Karaoke evenings make up a packed weekly programmed schedule to keep you entertained. The bar serves cocktails, shots, specially curated drinks and lip-smacking food! It is constantly proven to be the best nightlife spot in town, hosting the finest national and international musicians, DJs & entertainers. Do visit the bar & don’t forget to check out the most intriguing stories strewn across the walls of Storytellers’ bar!

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Cycle rides, The Promenade Hotel Pondicherry

Bicycle Rides

Pondicherry offers fabulous and interesting guided tours around the established French provinces and customary Tamil settlements in vintage bikes. People can rent their bicycles and explore the picturesque city on their own. Get set on your personal adventure pedalling down the lanes of this fascinating city!

Ousteri Lake

Ousteri Lake, also popular as Osudu Lake, is the most picturesque and a freshwater, man-made lake of Pondicherry. The tranquil lake is one of the serene vacation destinations in the city attributable to its stunning dusk sees. Experiencing the eminence of the rising sun is one of the profoundly relaxing activities in Pondicherry.

Ousteri Lake, The Promenade Hotel Pondicherry
Scuba, The Promenade Hotel Pondicherry

Scuba Diving

Scuba plunging is a standout amongst the most exciting and fun activities in Pondicherry. The place is described by normal coral reefs and plenty of marine living beings. The marine life includes corals, lionfish, grouper, kingfish, moray eels, hawk, manta beams, parrot angle, ocean snakes, triggerfish and much more!

Paradise Beach

A secluded beach away from the hubbub of the town, Paradise Beach is an island tucked away at a 20-minute cruise ride from the mainland. Housing only coconut plantations and shacks, this place is perfect for a relaxing private experience.

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