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Chennai to Pondicherry - A Coastal Odyssey

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Frequently used route

Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Auroville – Pondicherry

160 km

4 hours


Enchanting Pit Stops

Renowned for ancient shore temples and beaches


A historic fort with backwaters near Kadapakkam

Alamparai Fort

An experimental township dedicated to human unity


A serene backwater area ideal for boating


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Known for its seafood delicacies

Moonrakers, Mahabalipuram

Offers Italian cuisine in a unique setting

Tanto, Auroville

A quaint café with French flair

Café des Arts, Pondicherry

Grab a Bite


In Pondicherry, where cultures blend, French boulevards and Tamil trends. A seaside promenade, where waves sing, In this coastal town, feel the zing.

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The City of Dawn, an experimental township


For a serene walk along the sea

Promenade Beach

A spiritual community

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Accessible by boat, known for its beauty

Paradise Beach

For those looking for a day filled with tranquillity

Serenity Beach

Places to visit in and around Pondicherry

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Le Café – A beachside café with scenic views. Villa Shanti – Elegant dining in a colonial setting. The Indian Kaffe Express – For a fusion of Indian and European cuisine.

Places to eat in Pondicherry

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Ousteri Lake

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A serene spot for bird watching and sunsets

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Indianized France

The Pondicherry Affair

Lying on the East Coast of Tamil Nadu and around 163 km from Chennai, Puducherry, as it is officially called, is one of the seven Union Territories of India. A tiny coastal town with just about a million people living in harmony, Pondy is certainly a place that deserves your time and attention.

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