the popular sandy beaches in India, Pondicherry beaches demarcates itself
along the rocky sea-front which offers the fabulous natural environment. A
laid back beach vacation here promises a fabulous view form the sea-side
promenade and depicts the glorifying history and culture of the city. A
morning walk on the beaches provides the exquisite view of fishermen haul,
their catch in and their fishing boats. Goubert Avenue running parallel to
the sea is the main road, which links up the several attractions.
to do and see in Pondicherry Beaches
Pondichery beach vacation calculates a handful of beach activities.
Swimming and catamaran ride is highly looked at by the beach lovers. But as
the currents as the beaches are treacherous, swimmers are suggested to stay
close to the shore while swimming and riders should stay out of of exploring
the sea, until the life jackets are provided. Apart from sprinkling the
azure sea, visitors can move on for sightseeing at the nearby locations,
cited as follows:
INTACH, organizes a 2 hour heritage trip fro the visitors. The walk
includes the exhibition of French and Tamil quarters, visiting the old
historical buildings like the Pondicherry Police Headquarters, the Romain
Roland Biblotheque, Maison Colombani and Hotel de I'Orient which houses the
French Education Department.
A visit to the Samadhis of Aurobindo and The mother is a can't miss one.
The holy spot is at the building of the Aurobindo Ashram on Rue de la Marine
and visitors belief that Aurobindo was solely responsible for giving the
Pondicherry, the color of international character.
Pondicherry Beach Shopping
Beach Shopping in any of the Indian Coastline indicates the sparkle of
sea-shell items and unlike the stalls on the beach, visitors in Pondicherry
can pick up the stoneware pottery, collectibles in lovely colors and
textures, all available at Boutique Auroshree(18, Nehru St), Little Shop(21,
Rue de la Compagnie) and Nirvana (53, Suffren St). Also the shopping centers
in Auroville is famous for paper lampshades and wooden birds.
Eating at Pondicherry
Each and every restaurants set up in around the pondicherry beaches are
known for the French cuisines and refreshing coffee. The rooftop Rendezvous
on the Suffren Street is popular for extensive menu and cool terrace tables.
Satsanga on Labourdonnais Street is another famous restaurant for pasta and
relaxed ambience. Visitors can also relish the South Indian dishes in Adyar
Ananda Bhavan and Indian Coffee House in Nehru Street) and Surguru in Sadar
from Pondicherry Beaches
Situated 8 kms south of Pondichery is the Chunnamnar park, developed by the
Pondicherry Tourism. The amusement center is built with tree houses,
cottages and eateries and the chief attraction is the boating down the
Charming Chunnambar River up to the Paradise Beach. The park also has a
restaurant, which serves a minimalist menu like coldrinks and snacks.
Swimmers can spend ample of time in the sea and party
lovers can hire a
large pontoon for the floating parties(about Rs2,500 per hour). The party
venue accommodates 30 people at a time and the eatables are arranged by the
It is just 14 kms from Pondicherry and was set up in 1968 by Aurobindo's
most famous disciple- The Mother. The nearby Matrimandir dedicated to the
universal Mother is a golden dome-structure and demands closest attention of
The nearby popular beaches namely, Serenity and Quiet are very close to
Auroville(14 kms), The cool sandy location are highly visited by
Aurovillians and foreigners, who lingers on to enjoy the Ayurvedic massages
and natural cures in Quiet Healing Center, set up here. Besides the beaches
are perfect for swimming and staying in Kailash resort , Dune and Hotel
Ashoka, situated alongside the stretched out portion of the beach.
Pondicherry Beaches Travel InformationPlace of accommodation
A number of staying option have been developed near the Pondicherry beach.
Le Dupleix, Hotel de I'Orient, Hotel de Pondicherry, Continental Guest
House, Dumas Guest House, Hotel Mass and Hotel Surguru are a few to name.
Besides, visitors can also check out hotels in the outskirts of Pondicherry,
which includes The Dune(15 kms north of pondicherry), Kailash Beach Resort
(8kms South of the City), Hotel Pondicherry Ashok(an ITDC-owned resort)
When to visit Pondicherry beach
The best time to make an interesting trip to Pondicherry Beach is between
March to July.
How to reach
The nearest Airport to Pondicherry is at Chennai
, situated 162 kms away.
Regular flights operated to and from the aerodrome and connect the place
with major Indian cities.
Local trains to Chennai's Egmore Station, connects the metre gauge rail
head in Pondicherry. Express train serviced from the station connects all
metros with the place.
Government-run buses departs from Chennai's Mofussil Bus Stand at Koyambedu
and aids visitors reach Pondicherry beach at ease.