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Pondicherry Beach

Location: North of the Gingee River on the Coromandel Coast Address: 20 kms north of Cuddalore, Pondicherry
Best Time to Visit: March to July
Beach Activities: Swimming, Sightseeing, Catamaran ride
Attractions in and around: Serenity beach, Paradise beach, Quiet beach, Aurobindo Ashram, Chunnambar,
Hotels and Resorts: Le Dupleix, Hotel de I'Orient, Hotel de Pondicherry, Continental Guest House, Dumas Guest House, Hotel Mass and Hotel Surguru
STD Code: 0413

Gopalpur on sea, OrrisaUnlike 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.

Kerala BeachesThings 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: Heritage Walk
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.

Aurobindo Ashram
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.

Kerala BeachesPondicherry 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.

Kerala BeachesEating 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 Patel Road.

Kerala BeachesGetaway from Pondicherry Beaches
Chunnambar 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 Pondicherry Tourism.

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 visitors. Other Beaches
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.

Kerala BeachesPondicherry Beaches Travel Information
Place 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
By Air
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.

By Rail
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.

By Road
Government-run buses departs from Chennai's Mofussil Bus Stand at Koyambedu and aids visitors reach Pondicherry beach at ease.

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