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Pondicherry overview

Pondicherry is a friendly place, distinct for its beaches and known for its temples and monuments. You'll enjoy the ample bar and dining choices, along with activities such as whale watching and shark viewing. Learn about local heritage at landmarks, such as Sacred Heart Church and Sacred Heart of Jesus. While you're here, stop by Ousteri Lake and Botanical Gardens. A family-friendly area, Pondicherry also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Pondicherry

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Pondicherry has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Pondicherry with by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Pondicherry hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Pondicherry hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Pondicherry

Fly in to Chennai (MAA-Chennai Intl.), 76.5 mi (123.1 km) from central Pondicherry.

Train stations include:
  • • Pondicherry Villiyanur Station
  • • Pondicherry-Puducherry Station

What to see around Pondicherry

If you're interested in monuments or temples, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Sacred Heart Church
  • • Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • • Ananda Ranga Pillai House
  • • Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
  • • Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Its beaches, dolphins and shark viewing offer a glimpse of the natural beauty. Favourite spots include:
  • • Ousteri Lake
  • • Botanical Gardens
  • • Bharathi Park
  • • Paradise Beach
  • • Silver Beach
Recommended places to see include:
  • • Government Place
  • • Raj Niwas
  • • French Institute
  • • Notre Dame de Anges
  • • Pondicherry Museum

When to visit Pondicherry

Wondering which time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal trends to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 35°C day, 22°C night
  • April-June: 39°C day, 26°C night
  • July-September: 37°C day, 26°C night
  • October-December: 34°C day, 23°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 40 cm
  • April-June: 131 cm
  • July-September: 335 cm
  • October-December: 722 cm
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